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Peanut shells: Use them or lose them?

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April 9, 2011 — The time to apply mulch to your bare beds is fast approaching! Mike McGrath discusses the wisdom of keeping weeds down with peanut shells. Plus good and bad news about bed bugs and organic answers to all your growing questions.

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Question of the Week

What do you think of peanut hulls as mulch? A local plant that makes peanut products gives them away. I used them last year in my garden and they were effective at controlling weeds (though I did get a few volunteer peanut plants); and they don’t seem to carry any disease. What will they add or take away from the soil? Get the answer »

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