using old mulch - Knowledgebase Question

glenwood, Il
Question by stephcedtoo
June 25, 2007
Is it ok to use mulch that has been sitting open/uncovered for over a year. I have mulch that has been in my garage sitting in a plastic bag, but havent gotten around to use it in my veggie garden. Is it ok to use as long as it wasn't exposed to the outside elements?

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2007


Your mulch should be okay to use. Mulch material will decompose when exposed to the elements. The fact that yours has been protected for a year has helped preserve it, but it shouldn't harm it in any way. Go ahead and use it in your garden.

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