Pine Needle Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Arnold, MO
Question by Ub1kanobi
January 24, 1999
Do pine needles make a good mulch for asparagus or any other vegetable for that matter?


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Answer from NGA
January 24, 1999

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Yes they do. They make an attractive mulch and don't tend to blow or float away. And they break down slowly over time. I have used them in my garden for years with great results.

You may need to apply them a little thicker than you would leaves for example, in order to block the sunlight enough to effectively prevent weed seed germination.

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