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?

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2001


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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