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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The next layer

I put a layer of lawn clippings on top of the pea straw in my vegetable garden.  Fresh grass clippings often form a crust on top and then get stinky underneath so don't make very good mulch unless spread very thinly.  I have laid a thick layer but I don't think there will be a problem because:
  •  the straw underneath will allow air flow and 
  •  the chooks will have endless hours of joy scratching and mixing it.
I will buy some bags of animal manure and add it to the mix and when I plant I will plant into compost.

1 comment:

  1. Hazel it is great to put fresh grass clippings on the garden in spring but I should imagine you would need to be careful once all the grass and weed seeds germinate later in the year.


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