genlynn76
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pine needles

trying to ready a spot for next year. Can i use pine needles are not?
Obviously I am new to gardening and want to do it right but keep things organic

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Agree with above, but note that if you have a lot of pine needles, they break down slowly and will slow down your compost pile. You might want to keep them separate, and just add a layer now and then.

But pine needles are a good mulch if you have an area you want to acidify. Lots of plants, especially lots of shade plants like rhododendron and azalea like an acid soil.

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