To Mulch or not to Mulch…

To Mulch or not to Mulch…

The question is, my partner and I are debating over mulch/compost. Does one "mulch" with "compost"? When does one do this? I would appreciate it if y'all could share your mulching/compost schedule, procedures and materials. I am planning on adding soil to my herb and flower beds this spring (I don't think our compost will have processed enough by then). Should I mix potting soil with peet moss? That's what I did in my raised herb bed when I started it. Could I do the newspaper method, of putting a few layers around existing plants and under the new soil, to discourage weeds? Or is this discouraged for 'gardens'? Obviously, I don't necessarily want newsprint ink in my food supply! I really appreciate all the advice of late. Thanks!
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