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I've been told that using old carpet on a vegetable plot is frowned upon due to the chemical is can leech into the soil...would anyone confirm/deny this please?


  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    My neice uses this method for her veg plot .I've not heard her say anything against the chemical .but her veg results are very good.

  • FruitcakeFruitcake Posts: 810

    We aren't allowed to use carpet on the allotments because of the chemical and the fact that it is proper minging when it's wet. 


    I'm using "lasagne" gardening on some of my beds- newspaper, water and straw. That seems to be working very well indeed. I'll just compost the straw and dig in the newspaper. We also have a large piece of poly covering one bed and it's not as good as the newspaper method

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,772

    I thought that woollen carpets with woven backs were OK, but foam backed ones are a definite "no no".

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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