Winter Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Farnhamville, IA
Question by paamsden
November 19, 1999
Straw is not available for winter mulching of my strawberries. What can I use that won't suffocate the plant.

Answer from NGA
November 19, 1999


You can use any light and fluffy material, but oak leaves and pine needles are often suggested because they also add acidity to the soil as they break down.

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