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heygeno
Columbus, OH

July 26, 2010
4:15 AM

Post #7997347

I read R.S. book 35 ? years ago and have been doing it ever since. I can get woodchips for free and they arent as good as the straw BUT they eventually turn to compost. The main downside to permanent mulch is self seeding . You need bare ground for seeds to grow.
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7999071

Yes, you do need bare ground to plant seeds. Ruth talked about having to rake back the mulch to plant.

Thanks for reading my article and happy gardening!

TC

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