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RE: mulch

Donna: I send my kids out in the neighborhood to collect the
leaves...they make lovely winter mulch! And this way, it's just a bunch
of kids playing in the leaves and not some crazy woman! Haha!

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Mon 05/10, Donna  < justme@prairieinet.net > wrote:
From: Donna  [mailto: justme@prairieinet.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 19:30:13 -0500
Subject: RE: [CHAT] mulch

You are lucky Auralie... wish I had the stuff to make my own
mulch...<br>not much here yet... heck, I am still going over to the
older<br>neighborhoods and stealing leaves in the fall to cover my
plants...<br>geesh....my neighbors are about to have me committed as it
is.. :)<br><br>Donna<br><br>> <br>> Am I the only person in the world
who doesn't use commercial mulch? I<br>> won't<br>> say I have never
bought mulch - some years ago I invested in a few<br>bags of<br>> cocoa
hulls for a bed that needed more help than I could provide,
and<br>I<br>> use salt<br>> hay in the vegetable garden when I can find
it. Other than that I use<br>> compost, leaves, pine needles and well
rotted wood chips the tree man<br>> leaves us when<br>> we have tree
work done. The chips have to rot for two or three years<br>> before<br>>
they are good for mulch. Lots of my neighbors use that awful
red<br>stuff -<br>> sorry<br>> if I'm offending anyone but I think it is
hideous. Maybe I'm<br>backward.<br>>
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