What can I use as a mulch around my tomato plants?


What can I use as a mulch around my tomato plants?


Several organic materials can be used as a mulch around tomato plants.  Suitable mulching materials include:

  • Dry grass clippings (Do not collect grass clippings from lawns that have been treated with a broadleaf herbicide until the lawn has been mowed at least 2 or 3 times after the herbicide application.  An application of 2 to 3 inches of material is usually sufficient).
  • Shredded leaves
  • Straw
  • Pine needles.



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