Claudia's Square Foot Gardening 2010

The first years evolution of Claudia's Square Foot Garden can be found at -- http://www.mysquarefootgarden.com There are many "how she did it" pictures to help you start your own square foot garden. This page continues the journey with this years garden. Claudia began planting this year in March 2010.

Friday, March 03, 2006

IMPORTANT MULCH INFORMATION!
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 13:42:25 EST
Subject: -SBOrgGdn- Organic alert: buy only local mulch to avoid Formosan Termites
Please pass this alert on to your gardener friends...

Subject: Mulch

If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this year. After the hurricane in New Orleans many trees were blown over. These trees were then turned into mulch and the state is trying to get rid of tons and tons of this mulch to any state or company who will come and haul it away. So it will be showing up in Home Depot and Lowes at dirt cheap prices with one huge problem; Formosan Termites will be the bonus in many of those bags. New Orleans is one of the few areas in the country were the Formosan Termite has gotten a strong hold and most of the trees blown down were already badly infested with those termites. Now we may have the worst case of transporting a problem to all parts of the country that we have ever had. These termites can eat a house in no time at all and we have no good control against them, so tell your friends that own homes to avoid cheap mulch and know were it came from. Here's the link:

LSU AgCenter . Formosan Subterranean Termites Portal http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/en/environment/insects/Termites/formosan_termites/

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