John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ goes on a field trip to Nature’s Way Resources in Conroe, Texas to share with you the worst and best wood chip mulch you can use in your vegetable garden. In this episode, you will learn about wood chip mulch. You will discover how the best type of mulch is made. You will learn if it’s better to have single source wood chip mulch or multi-source mulch, You will learn about many of the breakdown steps to making the best mulch and why you shouldn’t use dyed mulches available in plastic bags. You will discover how wood chip mulches can add fertility to your soil instead of lowering fertility and how to avoid this from occurring. You will learn from soil scientist, John Ferguson the differences in mulch and how the carbon to nitrogen ratio can vary widely that can negatively or positively effect your plants. You will discover how some mulch can have a specific purpose, such as to make clay soil more fertile, or how wood chip mulch can be used to make a parking lot. You will learn things you never knew about wood chip mulch and why growing in straight wood chips or soil with a high percentage of wood chips may not always be the best idea. Jump to the following parts of this episode: 01:19 Best Type of Wood to Use for Mulch 02:43 Is it better to chip/shred or grind wood? 04:46 The type of Mulch you don’t want to use 08:46 Double Ground Mulch – Best for Clay 10:50 How does someone know what kind of mulch they are buying? 11:40 Why you shouldn’t buy mulch made out of pallets 12:25 Why you shouldn’t use dyed mulches 13:16 Single sourced wood mulch vs native mulch 14:30 Partially Aged Mulch […]
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