Straw For Garden Mulch? - Knowledgebase Question

Kingston, MA
Question by Ltcarl
April 16, 2001
Is straw good to use for a mulch in a vegetable garden?


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Answer from NGA
April 16, 2001

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Organic mulches including straw are fine for a vegetable garden. I use straw in my own vegetable garden. Use a thick layer to hold down weeds and help preserve soil moisture. It can be worked into the soil later on when it has broken down and become soft and soggy.

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