mulch for veg in containers

rainbowfairyMay 4, 2012

I am trying various veg in containers on my deck this year such as tomatoes, peppers, salad leaves, garlic etc. I was wondering if I could use 100% cotton (coloured) clothing which we no longer use, cut into strips to mulch these plants? I understand that the purpose of mulch is to keep the soil cooler and help to retain water - do you think this would work (if look a bit strange!) I am using liquid compost on these plants as well as water. Thanks in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Other than appearance I don't know why it wouldn't work. Some use shredded newspaper or straw or hay or shredded leaves works too.


    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 7:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Skirret and Sea Kale
Can someone tell me where I might buy Skirret and Sea...
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
Anyone else not liking this "new and improved" houzz thingy?
It took a long time to get through all of the bells...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Boo hoo! Purple sprouting broccoli didn't survive the winter!
I was looking forward to early broccoli this year....
ffreidl z5a
pepper problems
Hey everyone! My pepper blossoms are falling off! I...
Ankjlkhu Bkjjghfy
Problem Peas - germination
Can anyone advise me on the best way of getting peas...
Steve Kind
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™