RE: [tomato] Hay Mulch (
Tue, 2 Nov 1999 18:29:43 -0500


Charles Wilber's procedure uses STRAW.....and thereby avoids the weed seed
question. I've used the method and like many others have found it useful in
climates that present different challenges than you experience in the PNW.
The permeable weed barriers, e.g., "road fabric" over drip emitters you
mention have not made a good showing in the southeast U.S.