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singcharlene

Best mulch for vegetable garden?

17 years ago

Hi there,

I'm in Castle Rock...it'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.

Charlene

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