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Container Mulch

Posted by garf 10B (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 16:30

What would be a good mulch for use in a container?


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 19:47

.... using as a mulch or soil component?

Al


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  • Posted by garf 10B (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 20:42

Mulch, eventual soil amendment.


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What's available to you?

Pine/Fir bark in a particle range from dust to 1/2 inch is quite workable.


Josh


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  • Posted by garf 10B (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 18, 12 at 14:41

Mostly grass clippings and leaves.


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Use neither of those for a container.


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I would agree with Josh. I would stay away from anything that will quickly decompose and possibly change the Ph of the soil too drastically. I would go with fir bark.

Growing in the ground is very different from growing in containers. I save organic methods for the garden, and keep with more inorganic, controllable methods for container growing.


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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 20, 12 at 11:26

Make it 3.

Al


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If you make Al's gritty mix, just use the pine bark after it's first screening, (1/4"-3/8") but before you've removed the fines...(Thanks, AL..)


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Since last few weeks I have been experiencing different mulch. I have used dry coco coir, small rocks and polysterin beads and finally I use now LECA/hydrograin.I have a couple of questions about mulch and its application.

How thick should I apply the mulch LECA?
Is it just covered the soil?
Could the mulch dry or wet or moisture the upper soil layer?

I am more concerned about the damping/wet of the upper soil layer.

Any help will be appreciated.

Caelian

This post was edited by chilliwin on Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 9:14


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