APRIL 9, 2015 ~ IGOANDGROW
Watering is becoming a bigger daily task now the weather is warming up and my attention has turned to mulches. There are various schools of thought about mulches. In wet weather they can increase pest problems but since we have had a lot of unusually dry weather and the evaporation rates have been extreme recently I decided to mulch the onion sets lightly with what we had to hand – dead montbretia leaves (they are a bit like straw). Grass clippings will also come in handy throughout the season. These mulches will also keep weeds down. If it gets wet here I will lift the much up again to ensure the onions don’t rot.
Read more here: The Importance of Mulches | Adventures in Going and Growing.