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Use cardboard to kill weeds.

published: 24/06/16, 16:35
View Jardinierbricoleur
Hello,

My little trick to naturally kill the grass and grass to make a flat strip or a vegetable garden.

See --- The cardboard technique

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 25/06/16, 15:35
View Did67
I think it's a fashion. And as is often the case with fashions, it is not the most rational.

A) I think that the carton is intended to be recycled as cardboard. To avoid cutting new trees to make them.

b) A lot of packaging boxes come from countries with low labor costs, and having zero or little restrictive environmental standards ... So I'm not sure that all inks are as "green" as they are. says so. Or that all glues and other additives are as clean as they are with us ...

c) The fibers being recycled many times, we cannot exclude either that in the cycles, there are still old "papers", the time when all that was not so clean.

D) It is a very polluting industry.

So just for that, to present it as an "ecological" method, even revolutionary, is to take people for idiots ...

Now, from an agronomic point of view:

a) The processes of decomposition of organic matter by soil organisms are "aerobic" processes. So needing air. Cardboard is not particularly permeable. Unlike plants (hay, straw, BRF, etc.).

b) It is essentially cellulose. So extremely low in nutrients. Cardboard will have the same "depressive effect" as straw or wood chips.

c) It is therefore very poor "food" for soil organisms.

However, it is an opaque screen, which controls the weeds very well. That is true. But that's little!

I invite people to adopt a form of gardening that is a little more coherent, in accordance with natural mechanisms, and a little more distant with "modes" (cardboard, mounds ...), based on the use of a permanent hay cover, which I describe here:

agriculture / gardening-more-than-bio-by-plant-live-without-fatigue-t13846.html

https://www.econologie.com/potager-pares ... s-travail/

https://www.econologie.com/potager-pares ... avec-foin/

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 12/07/16, 15:59
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Definitely a specialist in the subject Did67 ... I understand better, it's fun to read!

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 10/03/17, 20:12
View Jardinierbricoleur
We take all the ideas friends;)

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 11/03/17, 08:05
View Did67
Taking the right ideas is a good thing ...

But we must also abandon the bad ones!

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 05/08/17, 04:03
View Jardinierbricoleur
Yes indeed.

What do you think of all my other PROJECTS to garden friends?

See ----> All my projects in the garden


Thank you for your support

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 05/08/17, 17:09
View Adrien (ex-nico239)
Jardinierbricoleur wrote:Hello,

My little trick to naturally kill the grass and grass to make a flat strip or a vegetable garden.

See --- The cardboard technique


Kill? brrr

Aside from the remarks of Didier (inks and cie) the cartons is hyper ch .... to put in place besides that they must be recovered and then weigh them so they do not fly away.

All in all I prefer the pro solution with breathable cover.

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 10/11/17, 17:19
View Jardinierbricoleur
Thank you Nico.

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 10/11/17, 21:45
View Did67
nico239 wrote:
Apart from the remarks of Didier (inks and co) the cartons is hyper ch ....



More fundamentally, cardboard is produced from "fast-turning" forests, especially in Asia. It's at least "as bad" as palm oil. I find it totally schizophrenic that on the one hand we hunt for palm oil and on the other hand we "garden" with cardboard. For me it is shameful. I've noticed that it's often the same people!

It is also a very poor material, very unbalanced, with a high C / N ratio. So far from the ideal ...

The cardboard has only one vocation: to be recycled to remake cardboard. Without cutting new forests. Luckily, it's a material that recycles well!

This, for me, is based on these idiotic modes, that the Internet peddles and that many repeat like parrots and without reeling.

Re: Use cardboard to kill herbs.

published: 14/02/18, 15:44
View Jardinierbricoleur
In Quebec, it is abundance here, but I also understand the other realities.


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