Marilito01 said:What is the best mulch for my vegetable garden? I want to cut down on weeds and hold moisture. I have always used grass clippings but was told by the nursery that is not a good mulch for the garden. Any suggestions?
You can use utterly dried grass-clippings, but they are better left on the lawn. Nothing fertilizes grass better than mown grass.
I prefer reflective plastic sheet for some plants like tomatoes (to prevent splash-up, newspaper for between specific flowers to suppress weeds, and sifted compost around small crops.
The grass clippings don't have to be completely dry when put on the garden -- they'll dry out on their own if spread out in a fairly thin layer. In my mind the clippings are only "better left on the lawn" if you care more about the lawn than the garden... we live in the middle of the woods and have a "country lawn," perfection is not expected.
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