Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:20
I live in France and I buy the weed suppressant fabric in rolls in the supermarket garden section or the DIY place or the Garden Centre (which is the most expensive!) Weeds grow like mad here, especially when there is heavy rain followed by hot weather. But it is a fiddle doing the planting. I cut crosses in it for onion sets. Weeds still manage to grow in the gaps though!
I remove the fabric in the winter to dig in the manure and prepare the ground. I replace it before planting, but in different places to rotate the crops. The fabric lasts about 3 years, then it gets too tatty and frayed. Fraying is the most awkward thing about it.
Last edited: 13 July 2016 22:23:32