Shuould I just till in my pecan shell mulch?
I am relatively new to gardening and have now been through my first full year! It will soon be time to plan my spring garden and I have a question.
I used pecan shell mulch for my garden back last spring. For my fall garden, I just pulled it back and re-planted. I feel the need to till the soil this spring before planting the spring garden. I am not sure what to do with the mulch.
Should I try to scrape it off and set it aside or just till it into the soil? My concern is that I seem to remember reading somewhere that wood chips mixed into soil robs the soil of nitrogen while they decompose. Is this correct? Pecan shells are not technically wood chips but I would guess they are similar.
Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
I am in central Texas if it matters any.
Thanks for your time.