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mulch for veg in containers

Posted by rainbowfairy Nova Scotia (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 16:27

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.

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RE: mulch for veg in containers

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.


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