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Q.Adding Wood Chips To Garden?

Zone Knoxville, Tn. | Anonymous added on October 11, 2023 | Answered

I actually have 2 questions–1–would it hurt or help to add wood chips to my garden? mostly grow tomatoes & green beans #2 my tomatoes grow very tall & leggy (4 or 5 ft.) how do I get them to grow shorter w/ more fruit & can they be topped if done early? Thanks.

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Answered on October 18, 2023

It's best not to mix wood chips directly into a vegetable garden. Here is why:

This will help you prune your tomatoes:

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