Hay or grasses for mulch ?
Posted August 09, 2011 - 10:10 PM
Just about everything in the veggie world loves acidic ground. And when plowing ,deeper is better, the roots go down much further than any other crops.
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Posted August 11, 2011 - 08:02 AM
Besides the tomatoes are coming on and she would not have time to do both.
So Last Night I Tilled and made raised beds, and She planted 18 Cabbage, 18 Broccili and 18 Califlower.
I also made another Bed for the Radishes and Lettuce, she will plant tonight.
This will be our first fall garden, will be interesting to see how it goes.
Posted September 24, 2011 - 07:39 AM
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Posted September 24, 2011 - 07:56 PM
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Posted September 26, 2011 - 10:20 AM
Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:59 PM
Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:24 PM
I used mostly grass clippings this year. But I had a patch that grew up in Giant foxtail and weeds in general that when mowed dried up into some pretty nice straw. I put that on the winter planting of garlic & Shallots. I like how it worked as mulch much better than the grass clippings.
Reading seems to indicat the Sourgham/Sudan grass has a tendency to smother weeds so I'm thinking of planting some in that weed patch next spring. Since the wife intends to double the garden next year, I'm going to need more mulch than my lawn produces in grass clippings.
Posted October 24, 2011 - 07:22 PM
Posted April 21, 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:54 PM
Here's the area that I've been growing mulch this past year. 2 rows about 80' long with mulch ( this is the winter rye ) growing between . Had sorgram this summer which is what's on the rows in the pictures . I'm not too happy with the amount of bugs that showed up on the melons cucumbers squash ect. If it was because of the mulch or just a bad year IDK. Did have potatoes in the middle mulched row , that wasn't too bad .
Posted June 03, 2014 - 10:07 PM
After cutting the winter cover crop last week and putting it on the potatoes and where the cucumbers will be growing I plowed it under with the Power King on Sunday .Today I tilled with the Jim Dandy , used the DB 600 and spike tooth harrow to make it a little flatter and it also helped get the root clumps up . I seeded with the sorghum grass and switched to the harrow packer to bury the seeds . Finished compacting the seed & soil by going back and forth with the 318 but it got too dark for those pictures .
Posted June 04, 2014 - 05:21 AM
That's funny , the order I uploaded them is different then what are now shown , the first picture was supposed to be of the rye grass before cutting and the second was after plowing lol
Edited by Alc, June 04, 2014 - 05:22 AM.