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Strawberry Plants: Mulch?


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Strawberry Plants: Mulch?

baloney | Apr 27, 2009 01:59 PM

So is it absolutely necessary to mulch? And if so, what to mulch with? I've got lots of shredder chips. The plants are just starting to fruit and I noticed one in particular(further along so a bit heavier than others) that is just touching the soil. Obviously, I don't want it to stay there and I'm assuming the other plants will soon have the same problem. So please, gardening experts, help a beginner out!

Also, as I stated in another thread, I do have a bit of a roly poly problem in my garden and I've noticed a few plants with small families of them sleeping around the crowns. Will mulching with the chips help or hurt in this regard?

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