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Posted on 21 April 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

3 Unique Uses for Cardboard in the Garden

Photo Credit: Cardboard boxes by Chris Campbell used under CC BY-NC 2.0

Photo Credit: Cardboard boxes by Chris Campbell used under CC BY-NC 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

One may wonder how in the world cardboard could be used in the garden.

Well, it has more uses then you think but before we go on we need to learn about cardboard.

Cardboard comes in many shapes, sizes and types.

The type that needs to be used in the garden is the corrugated type that is not covered in plastic.

This plastic can be tape or the decorative coating that covers many boxes on the outside. This covering informs the buyer what is inside.

The other characteristic of cardboard that one needs is the corrugated type. The reason for this is the glue. Healthy soil organisms will not only eat the cardboard but will delight in the glue, which in most cases is made from animals.

Do not worry about colored ink. The tiny amount of heavy metals that could be released is so small that they do not cause any physical harm to humans.

Once you have the correct cardboard, the next question is Read the rest of this entry »

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