Re: [tomato] mulch around tomatoes?

Dee Dee (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 15:27:47 -0700

> We were over in our community garden today, and we put a strange mulch
> around our plants. It's shredded redwood bark (in this locale, it's local
> and reasonably sustainable, believe it or not) and is very fluffy and forms
> a sort of matting. Has anyone tried anything like this around tomatoes
> before?

We call this mulch "gorilla hair". I have not tried on tomatoes either.
Do you plan to mix into soil in fall?

What about the claim in garden supply catlogs that RED plastic is best
mulch for tomatoes?