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anyone mulch onions like garlic

15 years ago

for weed suppression when planting them out in the early spring? i have never read that it is acceptable but i can't be sure i have read it is bad. i do remember reading that onions don't want soil mounded near their base.

so i wonder if 1" of straw would negatively effect their development? this is for next spring not this season. i spent almost 5 full hours hand weeding a 48 square foot bed of onions while my garlic mulched with 1" of straw took about 5 minutes (and it is also 48 sq feet), if that long! the weeds were very very bad as i should have weeded 10-14 days ago.


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