Jerri A. – California

I bought 2 bags of your wonderful cocoa mulch intending to use it as a pathway mulch. After I learned of the toxicity to dogs, I decided to not use on my pathways due to my sister needing me to dog sit this summer. (it smelled really good at the store and I am using it on my houseplants but have so much left over) I am in need of extra organic matter for a raised bed. Would there be adverse effects to use it in a raised bed. Can I use your cocoa mulch in this manner?

Jerri A. – California

You can most definitely use the cocoa mulch in a couple of ways with your raised beds. You can use to help fill the bed as a filler mixed with planting mix or you can mulch your bed with it if you have acidic loving plants in it, as cocoa shells are acidic.