Is pine bark mulch OK for use in vegetable gardens? What are the best mulches...

Asked June 5, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

Is pine bark mulch OK for use in vegetable gardens? What are the best mulches to use in veggie gardens?

Maryland mulch vegetables

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Pine bark is fine for a vegetable garden mulch. It can abrade tender stems, so keep it away from tender shoots. There are no definitive studies on THE best mulch for vegetable gardens. People tend to use shredded newspaper or leaves collected in the fall. http://extension.umd.edu/growit/food-gardening-101/step-5-taking-care-your-garden vw