Best mulch for tomatoes?
I know there's a thread on soil forum, but wanted to know specifically for tomatoes. I've used wood chips (free) in the past, but they tend to grow mushrooms and I wonder if the fungi contribute to some diseases (of course a bacterially-dominated compost could also contribute to bacterial foliar diseases then too, right?).
Don't have enough leaf mold, compost or wood chips this year so I'll have to buy something - at least to last the first month, after that I might be able to get some spoiled hay - though it will be first cutting and so likely to have seeds (grass and weed) in it.