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Mulch mania!

Wow – Chris! I am so impressed with your garden and how the apricot kernel mulch can instantly brighten the garden and neaten up corners and small patches! I was just as enthusiastic as you in getting it into my garden yesterday! I thought I would have to work all afternoon to add 20 bags to the edging around the veggie patch!! I am so thrilled with the result and the hardest thing was to carry the bags – but I managed to do 20 square metres all by myself  in 1 hour!! They were lightweight and easy to lay down!

[one_half]Bags of Pips20 bags of Appricot kernel / pips[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Before PictureThe before picture[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Apricot mulchApricot kernel mulch[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Apricot pips pathwayApricot pip pathway[/one_half_last]


I think it looks great!!


Happy gardening xxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

18 replies on “Mulch mania!”

Hi Barbie, can you please let me know where can get tons of apricot pips for my driver way (Malgas on The Breede River) … got from Montagu before but they seem to have very little these days. … please my drive way is now looking very sparse and needs “redressing” … many thanks look forward to hearing from you

Where can one obtain the peach pip mulch without breaking the bank. I live in the Northern Suburbs, Cape Town.

Hi Barbie,

I am in dire need of apricot kernels (though not for gardening…)
Can you perhaps help me with a supplier??

I would love to get more info on the cost of these, as I want to do the pathways in our garden. Could you please contact me with some details?Thank you so much

What? Weeds?I’ll have those any day!! I find this such a lovely looking mulch. And it crunches like stone so you can hear me coming!!

The after picture is amazing but do I understand this correctly. You are using apricot pips as in the large seed in the center? I assume they must come from some kind of processing plant (pun not intended)

I love the rich color. It adds so much to the garden bed.

I don’t suppose you can send any my way 😉

Yes it is the inside kernel casing that is used. I’ll take a real close up photo for you so you can see.

I think this is a good idea using kernels. It is difficult to mulch in our humid weather, especially when it rains frequently, it becomes damp and attract disease carrying organisms.

I am also so amazed at the total revamp of my garden. So … want more!! heehee!! ME TOO!!! I’ll place another order for us! 🙂

COOL!! I can’t believe how great yours looks! LOVE the pathway. Wow, it really pretties things up in a very natural way. I wonder how they will age? Guess we will have to keep doing it every few months, but its so cheap, and worth it.

Oh for sure. I have no problem adding to this to brighten things up! At least if I eventually want to grow something in this area, I don’t have to worry about having to remove stones.

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