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Re: Re: mulch

Good Golly Garden Queen!  When do you ever sit down?
I add mulch in late spring and touch up any thin spots in fall. And that's
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] mulch

> Even w/ 2 compost piles going all the time and lots of leaves, I still
> need mulch. Cedar is best under the roses particularly - keeps some bugs
> away. Remember w/ heat - mulch breaks down FAST. I have to reapply it
> every three months. You may not have to up there.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: 5/10/2004 4:42:07 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mulch
> > Am I the only person in the world who doesn't use commercial mulch?  I
> > say I have never bought mulch - some years ago I invested in a few bags
> > cocoa hulls for a bed that needed more help than I could provide, and I
use salt
> > hay in the vegetable garden when I can find it.  Other than that I use
> > compost, leaves, pine needles and well rotted wood chips the tree man
leaves us when
> > we have tree work done.  The chips have to rot for two or three years
> > they are good for mulch.  Lots of my neighbors use that awful red
stuff - sorry
> > if I'm offending anyone but I think it is hideous.  Maybe I'm backward.
> > Auralie
> >
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