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RE: mulch


You are lucky Auralie... wish I had the stuff to make my own mulch...
not much here yet... heck, I am still going over to the older
neighborhoods and stealing leaves in the fall to cover my plants...
geesh....my neighbors are about to have me committed as it is.. :)

Donna

> 
> Am I the only person in the world who doesn't use commercial mulch?  I
> won't
> say I have never bought mulch - some years ago I invested in a few
bags of
> 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
> before
> 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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