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Post  Tfloyd on 5/22/2015, 11:40 pm

I am new to SFG, new to forums (scary), and I hope I am posting correctly..... 

I have three 4 X 4 boxes with veggies, herbs, and flowers.  I'm getting a late start this year and it is already pretty hot (99 for the past three days).  I read something about mulch on top of the mix.  I'm not sure if I need that or not.  

Anyways, I am extremely excited to have started my SFGs!   Very Happy
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Post  yolos on 5/23/2015, 12:19 am

Hello Tfloyd.  Welcome from Brooks, Ga, about 30 miles south of the Atlanta Airport.  I can't live without mulch.  This heat just sucks out the moisture.  I predominately use wheat straw.
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Post  Tfloyd on 5/23/2015, 12:49 am

Thanks!  Would pine straw work just as well?  I have a ton of it around my yard.
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Post  sanderson on 5/23/2015, 2:26 am

Tfloyd, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here You have come to a good place. This is the only Forum I personally belong to. We are a friendly and gabby bunch and are more than happy to help. Bedding straw, pine straw (needles) and wood chips are probably the most common mulches.

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Post  yolos on 5/23/2015, 8:05 am

@Tfloyd wrote:Thanks!  Would pine straw work just as well?  I have a ton of it around my yard.

Yes, pine straw works just as well.  I have it in all my landscaping all around the house and down the driveway and I get tired of looking at it so I use wheat straw in the veggie beds and pine bark nuggets in the aisles.   The wheat straw does have weed seeds in it but at the end of the season I put it in my compost pile to decompose completely and start over with fresh wheat straw in the veggie garden.
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Post  mschaef on 5/23/2015, 11:26 am

Hello and welcome to the forum. Like Sanderson this is the only forum I belong too. We are a really great bunch of gardens who love to help each other out the best we can. Good luck with your garden this year.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/24/2015, 8:36 am

Hi Tfloyd.  Welcome from the southern end of Lake Lanier.  This is currently the only forum I belong to as well.

Glad you've decided to join us!
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