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Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden



Authors as Published

Diane Relf, Retired Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Alan McDaniel, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

Reviewed by John Freeborn, Assistant Master Gardener Coordinator, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

    Cover, Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden

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Mulching is a practice adaptable to nearly all home gardens. To mulch is simply to cover the soil around plants with a protective material, organic or inorganic.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


March 20, 2015

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