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interbay mulch ?

18 years ago

OK- I made my 1st ever interbay mulch beds, to refurbish existing beds. I made 2 layers of newspaper first, then grassclippings/leaves, then repeated. I covered all with burlap and have kept moist.They totaled about 6-8 inches in depth. I peeked under the burlap yesterday and was surprized at how much that stuff has already decomposed! Only the newsprint remains intact. My question is this: I want to direct sow seeds in these beds in the spring. How should I do this? If the seeds germinate, will those tiny seeding roots be able to penetrate the paper if it's still intact? Or should I pull up the paper before seeding those areas? Thanks for any advice.

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