Blog post: Veg; greenhouse: Wood Chips in paths

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 4, 2017 7:42 AM CST
How have wood chips paths worked for you. I have the opportunity to get some but have read pros and cons on them? I have used some on a very small scale and they did great, no annoying fungus, no puff balls spewing staining black power or any of those nasty things I read about.
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McCannon
May 4, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Walking path, large economy size.
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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
May 5, 2017 2:47 PM CST
I've had no problems at all with wood chip paths. They keep the weeds down, their clean to walk on when it's wet and when they eventually rot, I scrape the path clear and toss the rotted chips (like compost or the black soil you get in the woods) onto the beds. I've never seen any fungus sprouting out of the chips. the only downside here is that the hens like to scratch in them and toss them around.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 5, 2017 2:53 PM CST
Thanks, I missed to nice piles, but I am going to start keeping my eye out for some. The tree trimmers hauled all my logs they cut off to an empty lot within eyesight of my garden. They are suppose to come back one more time now and do some work I am hiring them to do, cut some big oak limbs with the power lines running through them. I think I will see if I can get them to run them though a chipper and leave them here this time.
Do you use the really chunky ones or just the finer ones (small limbs and branches) shredded up?
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
May 9, 2017 9:23 AM CST
The finer stuff is great, but as long as there are no really big sticks in it, I'll use coarse chips on paths and save the fine stuff as mulch in the beds. Just avoid anything that might trip you; sometimes there's long sticks left.
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