Last year we used grass clippings ans the plants appeared to die. Not sure if it was the grass clippings or something else. We live in coastal British Columbia and get lots of rain.

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If you need to mulch you can use grass clippings only if you mix it with say bark and old newspapers.  Grass clippings by itself tend to smother any plant that its put on.  The trick is to get the neurtients from the decaying grass to the plant without killing the plant in the process.  The way to do that is to mix in old newsprint and bark thereby allowing the plant to breathe and providing it with whats it needs. -Birdy
by Master Gardner (32.9k points)
Plants them in hills and use hay on the tops.......easier to get out of the ground.  We lost some due to animals and too much rain.
by Master Gardner (152k points)

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