Is black chipped wood mulch safe for my vegetable garden?
I use black colored mulch to landscape around my trees and shrubs in my yard. Is it safe to use that same kind of mulch in my vegetable garden to smother weeds and maintain soil moisture
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I wouldn't mulch a veggie garden. It will usually invite unwanted pests, and infections and may make the ground a little more inviting to voles, moles, or other tunneling creatures.
Still some people prefer this way, choosing one set of problems over the other. Should you choose to go this route, this article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/mulch-for-vegetable-plants.htm