Mulching Organic Spinach

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

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Now where we have the spinach growing and we have thinned it out and weeded it from the first plants coming up, we're going to mulch it in. See there's space in between these spinaches. If we don't mulch it in, more weeds will keep coming up. So we're going to, this is some pine needles. I have some pine trees around here and so we just take the rake and rake up the pine needles. It's simple, it's easy and, in this case, it's sustainable. I don't have to go out and shop for straw or anything like that. Pine needles are very durable. They don't break down very fast, but when they do break down, they put nutrients in the soil as opposed to something like straw which a lot of people use for mulching. It doesn't break down, doesn't add much nutrients. In mulching, this also protects the soil from drying out too much. Therefore, the plant thrives when there is not a lot of rain.