[NAFEX] paper mulch's affect on gas exchange
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Wed Feb 18 17:53:24 EST 2009
Years ago when I kept lovebirds I would put all my scrap office paper
in their cage & in a couple minutes it would be shredded.
Additionally they would add some high quality fertilizer t the mix.
Made wonderful mulch that broke down easily.
On Feb 18, 2009, at 4:48 PM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> I find organic mulch to be helpful in creating aeration, thanks in
> large part to the acitivity of earthworms as they orgy out on the
> feast. Occassionaly, anecdotally, I have had a problem with paper
> under the mulch. Wet paper is not going to allow the max free
> exchange of gasses until the worms have swiss cheesed it. I have
> seen plants become chlorotic in wet situations where I broke up the
> paper a bit and plants greened up. Not scientific, but good enough
> for me.
> Haven't encoutered this for several years,
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