10 cu yd of mulch was delivered yesterday. We plan on putting this around the trees in our little orchard. I got started tonight and put out 2 cart loads around the first tree mott or grouping.
I have been learning about soils and plants and what makes them happy and grow well. What I learned is that I have been thinking about it wrong all my life. I thought you fed the plant, but
It is a symbiotic exchange; the plants provide sugars and other things to the microbiome and in turn, it provides disease-resistant bacteria, nutrients, and hydration to the plants. Who knew?
So we are loading up with 6 inches of mulch around the trees, and we will be adding organic matter in the form of compost once the bins are up and running. Oh my aching back, but the trees should be happy and healthy. Hopefully providing years of fruit for us.