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Spudman
Jan 28, 2018 5:47 PM CST
I am going to use biodegradable mulch this year with pre-cut holes. I wonder if someone could recommend a tool to make a hole for a peat pot without significantly enlarging the hole in the mulch.
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Xeramtheum
Jan 28, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

I'm thinking a bulb planter might work .. they come in different sizes.

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Zuni
Jan 28, 2018 9:20 PM CST
@spudman do you mean weed cloth? Can you post a picture or give us the brand name so it can be Googled? I know when you're new, you can't post links for a while. But, if you give enough info so people can search for it themselves, they can help.

I'm thinking just scissors, but I'm thinking you're talking about weed cloth, as opposed to compost type mulch.
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Zuni
Jan 29, 2018 8:55 PM CST
I got a message from you saying that you're using a weed cloth, and you don't want to enlarge the holes in the cloth.

But, if you want larger holes - you will have to enlarge them.

So, I'm baffled as to what you expect people to say here.

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greene
Jan 29, 2018 9:00 PM CST
I would not use peat pots at all.
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crawgarden
Jan 29, 2018 9:01 PM CST
Would not use weed cloth at all, just mulch.
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lauriebasler
Jan 30, 2018 12:45 AM CST
I have never heard of a biodegradable weed cloth. I despise the weedcloth that never goes away and destroys the soil beneath it, that's used in the landscape, but this is entirely different. It sounds pretty great. Would you educate me about this product, @Spudman? Are you using it to retain moisture and fight weeds for the season. And then you can till it and it just disappears?? Pretty cool !!

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