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We have used raised beds filled with wood chips to grow our vegetables with much success. Is it okay to use fresh chips? Dan, Central MO

Mort's Answer:
Fresh wood chips rob the soil of nitrogen, while aged chips grab nitrogen from the air and add it to the soil. I used wood chips at the bottom of my two foot raised bed and placed good potting soil on top. Adding some sand to the mix will help provide good drainage. It will not be necessary to add fertilizer with the rotted chips, if you turn over the soil every spring. There will be enough nitrogen, phosphorus and potash to grow your vegetables.

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