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A Literal Windfall

April 22, 2014

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Pine needles from a neighbor’s yard gathered after a storm a few months ago. Using what’s at hand or headed for the green waste saves in several ways.

I like the color contrast of the pine needle mulch around the cabbage. Pine needles do a decent job keeping the weeds at bay and retain soil moisture. The also work well with strawberries, lifting the fruit off the soil.

Read more about Vegetable Garden Mulches in a previous post.

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