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Cedar Woodchips mulch for Vegetable Garden?

 
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Is it ok to use exclusively cedar woodchips to mulch a vegetable garden?

There will also be some beans planted in the garden and leaves thrown on top every fall.


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Western red cedar I presume?  It doesn't break down as quickly as fir, so you have to take that into account.  I have a lot of it here that I have chipped and used in the garden and they are still around after three or four years, while fir chips become soil in less than two years.
 
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