Mulch Problems

Conserve Moisture in Veggie Garden

Anonymous added on May 22, 2014 | Answered

What is the most inexpensive way to conserve moisture in veggie garden? Would covering ground with newspapers help, as I live on limited budget?

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Answered on November 30, -0001

Newspaper does work well, though you will need to keep it moist and shredded is better. A mulch of grass clippings or shredded leaves will retain moisture and reduce weeds. Other good options for mulch in the veggie garden include shredded bark or straw. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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