Permaculture madness!

I have spent the past month attempting a Central Texas version of the perfect weed barrier in Gaia’s Garden.http://www.amazon.com/Gaias-Garden-Second-Home-Scale-Permaculture/dp/1603580298  The author says the barrier is forgiving. So, I have been hauling off cardboard boxes from work, wetting them down and then dumping composted manure, live oak leaves, and my home compost on top. So far so good! I experimented with a swath in the back yard before venturing into the front.

After two weeks, this is what I have been able to accomplish:

That’s the back view. Here’s a side view:

My new obsession with permaculture practices has led me to a personal crisis of sorts. What’s happening to me? Where are the pictures of me as a sexy vampire?

Is this a picture of a cabbage I grew from seed?

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