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Hears The Water said:
I have a friend whose husband works at the local newspaper. She can get the ends of the paper rolls for free and has offerd me as many as I need. I was going to get some for art paper for my kids, but I am now wondering if it would work as mulch for my garden. I had hesitated using the stuff that is printed on, becasue of the ink, and we had talked about using the plastic stuff, but I was worried about the chemicals and the fact that it is a petrolium product. But this stuff is not printed on and it will break down into the soil I would think. Best of all, it is free!!! So what do y'all think, should I go for it and and ask for a couple of rolls? Thanks in advance for your input!!
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Debbie
The use of newspaper as mulch is OK, you still have to cover it with hay or some other organic product to keep it from blowing away and to make it more pleasant to the eye. My problem with it was to insure that I could get water down to the plants because even if the paper is covered with another organic material it will still shed water. I now use a drip irrigation system that corrects that problem. The dyes used in newspaper print are now mostly soy based inks so the fear of poisoning your soil is pretty much over. Just out of curiosity are you still typing with an on screen keyboard or have you corrected that problem? You never told us in the "Computer" forum what the outcome was.
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Hears The Water said:
Wow, you guys have been a wealth of information! I think I will be asking for some paper soon. We are supposted to have temps in the high 60s this week!! I realy want to plant lettuce seeds, but I don't have a bed prepared quite yet. Soon, soon, soon, soon.... this is my mantra this week. *smile*

Manny, I am so sorry for this nasty breach of nettiquite. No, I am not still using my screen to type. For some reason the next day when I started my computer, it worked just fine. Even played the games quite well. I still plan to get a new keyboard with tax $$ and probably a new joystick as well, there are just some times when I realy like blowing up space robots!!! I will go to the computer room and post an update. I lost my internet service right after all of that nonsense, and was off long enough to forget just how many posts I had going. Thanks for thinking of me.

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Debbie
Glad to hear your problem went away. Computers at times sure can be contrary.
Bill
 
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