Farm 2 ForkShaker Gardens

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Newspapers wanted!

This fall we are planting a crop of garlic as well as prepping raised beds for strawberries in the spring.  I am collecting newspaper to help mulch the aisles of the garlic rows once they are  planted. This will help to supress weeds next season.  I will also be preparing the strawberries beds this fall by creating raised beds, spreading compost and then layering with newspaper and mulch.  Being that strawberries need to be planted very early in the season I am attempting to prep the ground for them this fall and then protect the soil with the news paper  and hay mulch in order to avoid compaction of the soil over the winter. If you have newspapers to recycle you can drop them off at the Concord store, just make sure to take out the “shiny” advertisements for me. Look for the green newspaper recycling bin in the café area.