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Re: Bark Mulch and community gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Bark Mulch and community gardens
  • From: "Libby J. Goldstein" libby@igc.org
  • Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 16:16:04 -0400

There's actually no need to compost wood and bark chips before use. Just spread them in your paths. (It's what we do in Southwark/Queen Village Garden.) Depending on how humid/rainy the year is, the lower levels of the mulch will rot in a season or two...or over winter...and can then be dug out as a really nice compost. (Just rake off the top or dry layer and put it back after you've dug out the compost.) Meanwhile, the chips do a fairly decent job of keeping one's feet dry and one's weeds under control.

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