Joel Ignacio (joeysplanting) wrote in gardening,
Joel Ignacio

Stockpiling and Mulching Question?

I have written entries (in my journal) before how my brother gets pallets of damaged bags of potting soil, garden soil, soil conditioner, manure, bark mulch, river rocks, etc... but I don't think I ever showed photos, so I took some today to show you how much we have!!!

Stockpile 1 Stockpile 2
Stockpile 3 Stockpile 4 Stockpile 5

He gets these for a little over $5.00 per pallet which is about 10 damaged bags.

Now for my question:

We have a lot of ground cover bark... and I'm thinking of using this instead of the newspaper in my veggie beds.
What are the pros and cons of using ground cover bark in a veggie bed?

Does it change the pH? Should I add something to the soil if it does?

We have lot of pill bugs and earwigs. Does this deter or encourage pests?

Thanks in advance for all your comments :)

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