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Level of classification is based on the 20 % 40 %, 60 % and 80 % percentiles of the nitrate+nitrite distribution at coastal stations. The map is only available as a low resolution picture. Geographical coverage note: the Mediterranean Sea
It will keep weeds away; protect the plants by keeping the soil cool; decrease evaporation and reduce soil compaction. Be creative and use materials like: pebbles, bark chippings, gravel, cocoa shells, decorative pine cones, marbles, broken crockery, grass clippings or leaf mould. But avoid mulching too close to the stems to avoid the plant rotting in winter.
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