YESTERDAY’S NEWS : TODAY’S MULCH

 

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I’m at it again this week. Busily mulching. The asparagus crowns I planted in April have all grown, except  for three plants which failed to make it through the cold spring. The slugs have been gnawing away at some of the stems taking off the juicy outside and leaving them stripped bare. (Dam – why do they get the asparagus before us?!)

I find newspapers so useful in the garden  –  so long live the printed word! You can’t use the Times Online for mulching.  Political correspondents and feature writers alike all get their wordsmithery sandwiched between the soil and a layer of grass clippings in my veg plot. Do the worms prefer the Guardian?

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