Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Interesting. Though the myth he's debunking is not one I've heard of. I've heard tell of conifer wood chips making it harder for plants to thrive, not all-out killing them. It makes sense that it's unlikely that conifer wood chips would kill plants.
The article mentions that cedar inhibits bacteria and fungi. That's a positive when you want your wood to last in the outdoors, but not so much in the garden. Thoughts?
stalk of fennel wrote: interestingly enough morel mushroom season is about to start here in central texas. apparently they are only found in cedar/juniper groves on sloped limestone ground. weird huh?
Matu Collins wrote:Earlier today I was feeling good about this and now I'm having doubts. I need to mulch now but the chips are fresh. Maybe I will mulch some of the bushes with the cedar blend and some with only the spruce. Just to see for sure if allelopathic wood chips is a myth.
Feel free to talk me out of my doubts.