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.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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