[tomato] Re: mulch

mgmarcks (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sun, 24 Jun 2001 12:18:57 -0400

I have had good luck with growing hairy vetch or any kind of vetch in late
summer and letting it get tall.  It regrows in the spring and when I'm ready
to set out the plants I cut it down in sheaves and lay it around the plant.
It really surpresses weed growth and I understand is supposed to increase
yield.  Actually that is why I tried is so as to get more fruit.  But it
really was a good weed block.