Although I am delayed in getting this posted, it is a link from another segment on the Pledge Radio this past fall- five minutes of your time listening will translate into time and money saved when you start gardening in the spring!
One thing I did not have time to add at the end of the show was about the cocoa bean mulch– I only added about 1″ depth and found to my delight that it really suppressed the weeds, unlike anything I have seen!! But again, it is poisonous to dogs, so I was only able to put it in my front yard. The money spent was well worth it for the time it saved me in weeding!!
Here is a link to the referenced ‘mulch volcanos‘.