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Old 07-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by EllenW View Post
...I should have removed more leaves where I planted the veggie seeds because they stayed too moist and rotted. The seeds I planted later after I removed most of the leaves did much better.
I normally start my vegetables indoors first, but this year I didn't plant anything, so I had to buy the 6 pack veggies in the store. I just cleared the leaves away around the plants, and they are doing well.

I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that past years the leaves decomposed before I was ready to plant. It struck me, this year, that I still have a layer of leaves this late into the year. I vaguely remember crushing/crumbling the dried leaves in my hand in the past, that would've made them decay faster...but I guess I'm happy to have a mulch keeping most of the weeds down.
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