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Weed control in vegetable garden

Weed control in vegetable garden
Posted by Keenie Carlon from New Jersey on 2009-04-29 04:41:00

Is it safe to use newspaper and colored mulch to control weeds in a vegetable garden? I was wondering if the ink/dye in the newspaper/mulch would taint the crops.
  • weed control
    Posted by Karen from Texas - Zone7 on 2009-04-30 08:06:00

    I have always used newspaper but only the black & white pages with no problem. I've never used colored mulch so can't help with that.
    • Weed control in Vegetable Garden
      Posted by Keenie Carlon from New Jersey on 2009-05-01 05:14:00

      Dear Karen,

      Thanks for answering my message. My name is Karen also, but my nickname is Keenie!

      As far as the mulch question goes, I recently read the front of the bag and it said that it is safe for vegetable gardens.

      Thanks very much for yor help and for taking the time to answer my question. Happy gardening!!

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