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Mulching the garden

DaniDani Posts: 27 ✭✭✭

I am super stoked, we finally got some straw. For the last 2 years straw was next to impossible to find and/or it was too expensive. This year I can finally mulch my garden and save myself a whole lot of time. We managed to find a very affordable 800 pound bail. From what it looks like I will be able to do most if not all of my garden.


  • SheilaSheila Posts: 44 ✭✭✭

    Just finished mulching my garden with oat straw. Love that is saves on weeding and watering! and for the occasional sprout - I get a few oat groats in the late summer ;)

  • JohnJohn Posts: 66 ✭✭✭

    Been thinking of doing this and you have helped convince me-super hot weather here in NW Wisconsin is causing a weed bonanza!

  • MelissaLynneMelissaLynne NE Washington🌲 Zone 5aPosts: 88 ✭✭✭

    we have 20 wooded acres...yesterday I was walking and realized just how much forest mulch we have available. It has me thinking now, would there be any reason not to use it in the garden? Thinking i could go into the deepest areas and load up some of the broken down material into the minitruck to mulch the garden.

  • dianne.misspoozdianne.misspooz Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    Lucky you! I wish I had that opportunity. Unfortunately, I've got a tiny property of the worst soil... which isn't really soil but mostly sand. I get my organic material anywhere I can find it.

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