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Best mulch for vegetable garden?

17 years ago

Hi there,

I'm in Castle's been so hot and dry and my vegetable garden was put in right before this heat started a few weeks ago (around 90 almost everyday) altough it's a little cooler today. I've had to water twice a day most days and provide shade. Everything seems to be surviving except for some pumpkin transplants and peas.

I had planned on mulching with seed-free straw but the places I've been to buy it say it won't be for sale until fall.

What's the best mulch from the big home/garden stores? Can I use just wood chips around the veggies? I need to do something to help keep in the moisture.

Thank you.


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