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Post  Weedless_ 4/17/2013, 9:33 am

Back around Thanksgiving 2012, my neighbor was cutting down a large elm tree in his yard. The tree cutters were mulching the tree on the spot and I asked them to dump the pile of good looking chips in my yard. I've used the pile, little by little, to mulch my non-edibles, make walkways, and mulch around the fruit trees and berry bushes.
Now I have a knee-high mound of chips left, maybe a bit taller, about 5-6 feet in diameter.
The soil under and around the pile is rich -- well fed by decomposing chips. I was wondering if I could plant my melons and maybe pumpkins around that pile, and let them climb onto the pile.

Any experiences with stuff like that or some feedback?
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Post  southern gardener 4/17/2013, 2:52 pm

Weedless_ wrote:Back around Thanksgiving 2012, my neighbor was cutting down a large elm tree in his yard. The tree cutters were mulching the tree on the spot and I asked them to dump the pile of good looking chips in my yard. I've used the pile, little by little, to mulch my non-edibles, make walkways, and mulch around the fruit trees and berry bushes.
Now I have a knee-high mound of chips left, maybe a bit taller, about 5-6 feet in diameter.
The soil under and around the pile is rich -- well fed by decomposing chips. I was wondering if I could plant my melons and maybe pumpkins around that pile, and let them climb onto the pile.

Any experiences with stuff like that or some feedback?

do a search for the Back to Eden thread in the forum....sounds like you have a wonderful start!! They use woodchips as a mulch that turns into compost after a few months. From what it sounds like you're already there!!
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Post  Weedless_ 4/17/2013, 3:34 pm

Thanks, that's how that whole wood chips campaign started in the first place. I watched the Back to Eden video Melon Mound 3170584802
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