Carpet scraps for weed prevention?
Every year I have the same dilemma with mulching my vegetable garden. This is only my 3rd year of gardening, so still very new. Last year I felt like I could have planted a lot more, but I spaced everything so I could use my tiller to till up weeds all summer. This year I put more in, not leaving any room for the tiller. I have some leftover outdoor carpet that I was thinking about cutting into strips and putting down the walkways at least to control a little bit. Is that a bad idea since it isn't permeable? I can't do weed fabric, all the plants are in. I could do a cedar wood chip mulch maybe? Any suggestions? My garden is big for me, but probably small to a lot of you, it's 12 feet by 24 feet.