vegetable patch management
mulch
advantages and disadvantages of mulch

Large illustration showin how mulch reduces evaporation.
In Summer mulch can reduce evaporation rates by as much as 75%.

Large illustration showing how mulch can make the soil under it cooler than bare soil.
Mulch retards the heating of the soil by the sun which can inhibit the germination of seeds in the cooler Spring months.

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