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Q.Cocoa husks as garden mulch?

Iga added on October 4, 2019 | Answered

Is cocoa husk good as garden mulch?
Does it attract Rats? mice?
I see rats and squirrels running in the neighbor’s yard.
I don’t have pets.
I have fig trees and hydrangea trees in my garden and back yard.
I do not have compost.

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Answered on October 7, 2019

It does make a pretty good mulch. It attracts wildlife just about as much as other mulch will, but it may not be as bad with bugs as a standard mulch will be.

Just make sure that you wash the husk well to remove any salt residue before you use it.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/using-coconut-coir-mulch.htm

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