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9047Re: [fukuoka_farming] Wood chips as mulch

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  • david.keltie@gmail.com
    Feb 25, 2009
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      Mmmmm - perhaps I'll bury them. Trouble is most of the garden was
      previously a car park, tarmaced with 6ins hardcore underneath (mostly
      now removed to repair an adjoining farm track).

      On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Lawrence Haftl <lawrence@...> wrote:
      > David,
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      > I can't remember exactly why using wood chips for mulch are problematical but I think it has something to do with absorbing nutrients in the soil to break down/decompose the chips. Fukuoka used wood chips, branches, tree trunks by burying them in his orchard to provide long-term organic matter for the orange trees he planted.
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      > Larry
      > http://fukuokafarmingol.info
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: david.keltie@...
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:56 AM
      > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Wood chips as mulch
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      > An electricity supply company have been clearing overhead supply lines
      > locally so I now have a very large mound of wood/leaf shreddings
      > available.
      >
      > Shreddings appear to mainly composed of cypress (x Cupressocyparis
      > leylandii). Anything to be wary of in using the shreddings as a mulch
      > in a vegetable/fruit garden? (I usually use straw - I wonder about
      > them raising the acidity of the soil excessively.)
      >
      > Thanks, David
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