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vanny
May 11, 2020 8:54 AM CST
I was wondering what the best mulch for veggies also rasberries?
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DaisyI
May 11, 2020 12:09 PM CST
Welcome!

I don't mulch my veggies - it just adds places for bugs to hide.

But others will chime in with their thoughts.
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RpR
May 11, 2020 12:33 PM CST
What veggies?
For weed control Cocoa Bean Hulls work well and have a slight fertilizing effect.
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gardenfish
May 11, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Compost, newspaper, and straw are all good. For raspberries, pine needles.
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sallyg
May 12, 2020 12:22 AM CST
Any organic mulch seems fine to me. Had a great garden under fresh wood ch ips too. I use fabric but will use organic mulch as the fabric gets old.
I would NOT use cypress or cedar as they re a bit more pricey, and your mulch will probably get mixed into the soil every year. Come to think of that, dont use big hunks of bark either, if it gets mixed in.
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gardenfish
May 12, 2020 12:30 AM CST
I agree I reserve cedar and cypress for my flower beds.
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