[Market-farming] speaking of mulch

Margaret L Wilson booldawgs at cavenet.com
Sun May 15 15:39:15 EDT 2005

MessageI prefer to use straw if possible.  I get a lot of weed growth from the seeds left in manure from my cows and from the bedding from sheep because they drop so much hay.  The only way to get rid of seeds in hay is to either hot compost it or cook it under clear plastic before using it.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mmaysen 
  To: 'Market Farming' 
  Sent: May 15, 2005 9:04 AM
  Subject: [Market-farming] speaking of mulch

  What do I look for when buying "hay"?  I don't know anything about this.  I would like to use it as mulch in several beds.
  However, last year I purchased some bails of "hay" and the area I mulched with it, is now full of tall grassy-weeds which are difficult to get rid of.
  Isn't there something that won't cause more problems after it breaks down?
     <snip>... was well established, now we just use mulch (ground hay) .


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