Patrick Whitefield's Tips for Mulching and Weeding

Daniel Dobbie
Saturday, 2nd November 2013

Another video from Patrick Whitefield, giving some useful tips on the best ways to mulch and to weed your vegetable patches.

Patrick explains how straw can be used to mulch around plants to keep out weeds and how growing in polycultures helps keep weeds to a minimum.

Patrick Whitefield is an experienced permaculture teacher and author of five books, including the permaculture classic The Earth Care Manual. For information about his residential and online courses please see

Useful resources

Patrick Whitefield on the art of watering seedlings and slug preventation

Preparing your winter crops: Patrick Whitefield on the art of hardening plants

Patrick Whitefield on the art of growing healthy plants

Polyculture: higher yields; less water

Planting naturalistic polycultures in the vegetable garden

Arriving in spring 2014: Edible Perennial Gardening: Growing Successful Polycultures in Small Spaces

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