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Organic Gardening: Proper product to mulch

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Berkeley, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9722058

I just planted $200 worth of bulbs in a new garden area. What should I use as mulch, now? Peat, Bark?


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 5, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9722298

any bark is fine, choice is yours for the look you like.
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2015
5:48 AM

Post #10061494

I was thinking about using pine straw, but my question is , does it put out the acid as the tree does, and will it kill the flowers?


Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2015
6:07 PM

Post #10064612

I don't think that pine needles put out a measurable amount of acid.

Are you sure you're already on the acid side? Some acid-generating mulch might be good for your soil, if it's on the basic side for your crops.

If your soil is already acid enough to need lime, maybe add a tiny amount more lime next time you get around to liming.
Broaddus, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 5, 2015
8:50 AM

Post #10067610

Thank you

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