[NAFEX] Mulching Orchards
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Oct 29 10:04:31 EDT 2004
Were you using whole leaves or did you shred them? Grinding the
leaves would eliminate the sheltering effect of whole leaves and
greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the slug problem. Also, the leaves
would break down to humus much faster.
On Oct 29, 2004, at 7:00 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
I used to mulch my fruit trees and cane fruit with leaves but no
There was just too much slug damage. I don't know how but slugs would
crawl up raspberry canes to chew on its leaves. How they crawl over
spines without getting impaled is baffling to me.
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