Mulching Organic Lettuce

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Pine needles are a great mulch source to use in your organic lettuce garden bed. Learn some mulching tips from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Alright, today we're going to further show you how to mulch in your lettuce. Now, here's a mature lettuce bed that I've thinned out. And what we're going to do is, we have individual plants and pull out some these weeds, we always have weeds. Never lacking in weeds. And what I did is, we have a lot of pine trees around here, so we've raked up the pine needles. Pine needles make a great mulch, they take a long time to break down, but when they do break down, they put lots of nutrients in the ground. And we're going to, this mulch helps keep the weeds down as the season goes along. So, we take the mulch, and we put it in and around the lettuce plants. This keeps the ground nice and moist in dry times, keeps the weeds down so that we don't have to work so hard in keeping the garden good and fresh, protected. Once you mulch it in, then we will want to cover it back up to keep the rabbits and bunnies out, of course. And there we go.