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Re: to mulch or not to mulch

Post  has55 on 7/10/2017, 8:00 pm

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Re: to mulch or not to mulch

Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/10/2017, 8:53 pm

Wow!  That is very enlightening, thanks, Has55!  I am not a big muncher.  I did put pine bark chips on my pool area last year.  But other than that, nada.  At my old house, I used that black stuff a couple times around plants, not food plants, and they did OK.  But hey?  Who knows what is in it!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/10/2017, 8:55 pm

@quiltbea wrote:One year I mulched with hay.  What a disaster.  I got so many weeds it was a long hard haul to keep them pulled.
Next year I went with straw, and what a wonderful difference.  No weed invasion.
Hay is live when cut and straw is not.  That must be the difference.
Hay has the seed tops, and straw (at least wheat straw) has the wheat seed removed before baling.
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Post  sanderson on 7/11/2017, 2:49 am

Right. Bedding straw are the stalks left after 99.9% of the grain heads have been harvested. I always find a few (wheat heads in my area) in the bedding straw.

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