The Q&A Archives: Mulching

Question: I'm growing Strawberries, Okra, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Tomatoes. Is it a good idea to put Mulch around these vegetable plants? If so, what type of mulch is the best one to use for growing vegetables?

Answer: An organic mulch (compost, aged manure, straw, peat moss,etc.) will help moderate soil temperatures, slow evaporation, suppress weeds and keep your fruits and vegetables free of dirt from splashing rain or water from the hose. Anything organic makes a good mulch and you should apply about 3" of the material to the top of the soil after planting your plants. Best wishes with your garden!

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