9049Re: Wood chips as mulch
- Feb 25, 2009--David and all,
There is a good overview of using chipped wood for
fertility in the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
newspaper. Go to http://www.
Redefining Soil Fertility
Hope this helps and there are other great articles in mofga's
archives. This is the oldest organic association in the States.
I have used hardwood chips from processing firewood. Ive
grown crops for two years on a wood chip mulched bed as an experiment.
Original soil was never tilled. Mulch was 2 inches of chips then
lightly covered with chicken litter. Gourds the first year, cucumbers
the second year. Very successful.
The Forest is for-rest, Steve G.
In firstname.lastname@example.org, david.keltie@... wrote:
> An electricity supply company have been clearing overhead supply lines
> locally so I now have a very large mound of wood/leaf shreddings
> 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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