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Tree ferns as mulch

Hi fellow gardeners, I have tree ferns (I live in Tasmania and am wondering if I can safely use the dried out fronds as mulch on my veggie garden. Thanks!


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,297
    edited January 2020
    Hi @lilwaud and welcome 😊  
    I have rellies in Tas so a special wave to you.  Hope the fire situation soon settled down. 

    I can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t use the fronds as a much. I would probably shred them first or chop them with a rotary mower to speed up the decomposition process. 

    In this garden I would add them to the compost heap and then mulch with the made compost, but I can’t see why you shouldn’t use them straight away. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,151
    Mmmmm. I think Dove is right. I don’t think they are either acid or alkaline, so it probably won’t matter. 
    Welcome to the site. I’m in NSW in the Snowy Mountains region. 
    S. E. NSW
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