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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Mulching with spent compost Reply with quote

Could anyone advise whether the following was a correct course of action?

I've just mulched a broad bean and potato raised beds with old peat-free compost to:

Retain moisture
Add nutrients to the soil
Put the old compost to some use

I made sure it wasn't piled up around the stems of the broad beans, in order to prevent rot. The potatoes had soil/manure mounded up around them and I just covered the mounds and surrounding soil.

Thanks in advance.
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