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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:26 am 
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I have a very large pile of wood chips (.5 acre square by 2.5' deep) that I wood like to use for mulch. What do I need to do to prep this? I've heard that I should use molasses if so how much and what kind? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Mulch
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:18 pm 
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use as-is for mulch

if you want to try to compost it down, you will need to mix with a nitrogen source, add water, and keep aerated.

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 Post subject: Re: Mulch
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:43 pm 
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I get wood chips from the road crews and use them as mulch immediately or I let them sit for a couple of years and use the naturally composted material as a soil amendment. Everything will break down eventually, either in a pile or under your shrubs. The more nitrogen, water, and aeration you apply, the faster it will happen.


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