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scotts red mulch hurt or help?

Posted by timmyorganic east central IL (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 9, 09 at 22:17

I have 5 tomato plants that are about 2 foot tall. I just replanted them in a bed of miracle grow veggie safe sand and ordinary top soil. When I got done I use scotts red mulch to cover the soil will they be ok or should I remove the mulch?


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RE: scotts red mulch hurt or help?

Mulch is actually a great way to keep the soil moist and weed free. Just don't pack it against the tomato stems as that is known to cause problems-leave a couple inches back.


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RE: scotts red mulch hurt or help?

I actually have also had a question about this, will using colored or treated mulch leach chemicals into the plants? I see in pictures people using mulch on top of the earthtainers, but was hesitant to use any mulch, especially in earth tainers, because whatever is leached out is just going to keep getting recycled


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RE: scotts red mulch hurt ?

Never have I seen any damage to plants with the use of colored mulches. They've been out for quite some time and if there were a problem it would have gotten circulated by now.


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