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Old 04-27-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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So I have an area that self seeds vincas and zinnas which are now just beginning to pop up. These beds are really in need of mulch to keep the weeds at bay and to also keep the moisture in for the upcoming summer. I want to mulch them but I don't want to kill these fledgling seedlings as they now begin to grow. Any ideas on how much mulch to put over them but not kill them?
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Carefully place mulch around the seedlings you want to keep, otherwise it will smoother them as well.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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We grow seeded flowers that are covered with granite fines. They do fine and come up thru the little chips. Straw or fine wood mulch might work better for you - dunno.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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We grow seeded flowers that are covered with granite fines. They do fine and come up thru the little chips. Straw or fine wood mulch might work better for you - dunno.
That’s ok if they haven’t opened their leaves yet, as in when the gravel was put on before the seeds had germinated.
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