dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Fri Dec 16 14:01:00 EST 2005
It is quite practical, especially when you have hundreds of oak trees
surrounding your plantings as we do around our raspberries. We have 3 sites
for our berries, all 3 being surrounded by oaks. We let the leaves collect
around the plants and they provide a natural mulch. Works great and the
best part is that it costs us nothing!!
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 8:20 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] mulching
> Hello All,
> Regading mulch on thorny plants...
> Why not use leaves?
> If they are protected from getting too wet, they will blow away, when wind
> and water protection is removed.
> Cover plants with leaves (collected from urban roadsides bagged leaves),
> cover leaf pile with a tarp, remove tarp mid March.
> Have not tried it, but is sounds practical.
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