This may belong in the Soil Forum, but I searched over there and couldn't find what I was looking for. I couldn't find it here either, but this is probably where I read it.
In the Leggy Plants thread BeekyMartin asked the following:
- "I kept reading that you should mulch your tomato plants, but no mention of what kind of mulch. So I used cypress mulch, which I had, and use it on my landscaping. Is cypress OK? I do have a couple unknown problems with a couple plants."
Beeky, straw is an excellent mulch, as is a variety of other toppings. My grass clippings usually end up as mulch. I have almost 100 large Italian Cypresses. They make a great windbreak in the desert. I've been saving their droppings, and quite a bit of their cuttings for next season. Butthen somewhere in my recent reading, I believe I read Cypress as a mulch stunts plant growth, but I cannot find it.
I wanted a thread with it in the title, just in case the person with the info stops by.