[permaculture] Thatch

Mark mpludwig at facstaff.wisc.edu
Mon Aug 5 13:14:21 EDT 2002


At 03:52 PM 8/3/02 +0200, you wrote:
> >  From what I read the thatch used in Europe was giant reed grass
>(fragmites
>
>depends - also straw was used, mostly oatstraw, i understand, due to high
>silica content lasted longer, or rye (very long). (its phragmites, btw.).
>
>happy thaching
>georg

phragmites is also very tall, 10 feet/ 3 meters.


Mark P. Ludwig
Poultry Research Lab
University of Wisconsin -Madison
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