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Q.Is black chipped wood mulch safe for my vegetable garden?

Zone 29710 | statchel added on June 28, 2019 | Answered

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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Answered on June 29, 2019

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

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