HEELSCT1
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Mulching Question

So I have taken the advice from several of you on this forum and decided to do a mulching section in my garden. I put down 3 layers of newspaper, wetted them, then covered them with straw around all of my corn plants. My corn plants are roughly 4-5 inches tall currently. My only worry is that the straw may smother the corn out? I left about 5 inches around the plants with newspaper and also pulled the straw back from the plants, and plan on doing that as much as possible. I have attached some pics. Give me some feedback on the mulching job, and also any advice. Let me know what you think..
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A Happy Seedling
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Re: Mulching Question

I think you're fine. As long as you don't cover the plants' leaves with anything, around them is great.
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Re: Mulching Question

Looks good! Can't smother your corn unless it is piled over the top of it.
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Re: Mulching Question

I do this every year to my whole garden and I love it. It adds to the soil year after year, and works very effectively to reduce weeds, and keep the soil from losing moisture. And it looks nice too!!

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Re: Mulching Question

Thanks all for the responses! I plan on doing this to the rest of my garden this week!

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