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We're talking mulch today… (it's better than you think)

May 28, 2009

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Have you spread your fertilizer and mulch yet?  If not, look for cocoa mulch.  I’ve been trying to find it around these parts for years, and finally I did.  Cocoa mulch is made from the shells of the cocoa bean.  It’s gorgeous and GREAT mulch.  I borrowed a friend’s truck and brought home 20 bags – about a full truckbed full.  It’s very un-Greenwich to cart and spread your own mulch, but I love to do it – it’s like taking a bath in chocolate.

Get real close to your screen:

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Even closer –

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Now scratch and sniff your screen.  It’s like a thousand chocolate bars.

Spread it really thick (like 3 or 4 inches) and you’ll have fewer weeds and it works to keep the moisture in the ground.

Plus, it looks pretty and finishes your garden.

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Disclaimer: If you have a dog, you probably want to find another type of mulch.   The jury is still out, but a few dogs have eaten this and taken ill or worse.

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