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I put newspapers between my rows in my garden and cover then lightly with dirt- It keeps the weeds down and I don't have to use chemicals to control weeds. This fall, I just till my garden and the newspapers are compost for the garden.

- Submitted by ELLENIRENE 4/7/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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ELLENIRENE 4/8/2010 8:26:00 AM

    I use newspaper as a way to get rid of the newspaper. We don't have any recycling in our rural area and I don't care to always burn them.
KATYBUG48 11/15/2010 5:30:00 PM

    Great idea
MELLORI 4/8/2010 10:53:00 AM

    i use papers to start a new garden~ on the grass, where you want a new plot, put down papers and soak with water, next put your seed potatoes cut side down and cover with at least 6 inches to 1 foot of mulch hay. in a few months you might need to add somemore hay to support the plants. Fall harvest is a cinch! and LOOK! the worms tilled the earth for you and there isn't a weed or blade of grass to be seen! Next year plant lettuce or whatever you want.
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IAMALIGHTHOUSE 4/7/2010 8:30:00 AM

    good idea
TEAMDIABETES 4/7/2010 7:56:00 AM

    Straw works well too.

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