Mulchingcollard Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Silver Spring, MD
Question by fcampb4769
May 16, 2001
I would like to mulch my collard plants with shredded mulch.
Does the mulch carry insects or will it attract insects that are harmful to the plants?


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Answer from NGA
May 16, 2001

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Any organic mulch may attract insects as part of the natural decay process. I am not aware of any particular harm that would come to collard greens by way of the mulch. The mulch may provide a hiding place for slugs, however, if they are a problem in your garden.

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