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May 11, 2020 8:54 AM CST
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I was wondering what the best mulch for veggies also rasberries?
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May 11, 2020 12:09 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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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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May 11, 2020 12:33 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
What veggies?
For weed control Cocoa Bean Hulls work well and have a slight fertilizing effect.
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May 11, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Compost, newspaper, and straw are all good. For raspberries, pine needles.
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May 12, 2020 12:22 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 12, 2020 12:30 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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I agree I reserve cedar and cypress for my flower beds.
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