Is it OK to put Scott's Hyponex black mulch around my tomatoes

I'm worried about next year when I have to plow the garden. Will it be bad for planting next year.

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  • Bijous Bijous on May 26, 2018

    It is a color treated mulch. I'm not in favor of any of these. My vote, use natural.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 26, 2018

    You should be fine. Just make sure that the mulch doesn't choke the base of the plants.

  • The website says it's not safe to let the mulch touch other wood surfaces. It doesn't say why. That makes me nervous, probably wouldn't be a good idea to use where you grow food

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on May 26, 2018, I prefer wheat straw, cardboard, compost layers to keep seasonal weeds down, and to help retain moisture and keep the soil cool -- black absorbs heat, depending on your 'growzone' that might not be a dood idea-- aside from the chemicals in the dye...

  • Ken Ken on May 26, 2018

    Dyed mulch is not good for anything, let alone a food garden. Shredded leaves are best although they do get tracked into the house rather easily. If you can get some of the chipped tree leavings from a tree trimming company, that works well for pathways in the garden. I've used shredded paper too, and it works great.