Submitted by Peggy on May 18, 2016 - 6:25pm, Alfalfa hay unless it's Bermuda or Fescue, or mixed grass, Submitted by Nichole Lyman on April 9, 2014 - 4:23pm. Submitted by Ashley Graboski... on June 21, 2017 - 5:49pm. It might be that the supplier didn’t thresh before he baled, thereby leaving grain heads that are full of seeds. Actually, straw can be spun into gold. I never remember this happening when I lived up North--is the wheat harvested differently in the South? I've recently tried it again after not using it for over 20 years. Can leaves be used in the same way? I live a little south of you in Aurora and started using straw as mulch this year. If so, how deep shall I pile the straw? I has worked well as a grass killer tho, as I am attempting to go grass free. I live in a pretty hot summer climate (90 to 100 easily). Exactly! I direct sow most seeds and mulch with 6 inches of straw on top of the drip line and around each plant once the seedlings emerge, then another 6 inches of straw when the plants are 12 inches or more tall. Submitted by The Editors on June 26, 2012 - 2:44pm. By John Matson on January 31, 2014; Share on … A good trick with carrot and radish seeds is to place a strip of toliet paper over the newly sown seeds. Submitted by The Editors on June 21, 2016 - 1:44pm. So do grass clippings. Hi, Julie— Based on Doreen’s advice (above), esp in the context of her dry soil, we would say plant! It may also be a soil-borne disease such as fulsarium wilt (there are others), brought on by failure to rotate crops. N2+ 3H2→2NH3 There is some question of it containing a chemical that inhibits seed germination–if you’d rather not take a chance, then apply it around transplants and established plants, or after seeds have sprouted. Watering the garden once a week will be the norm, rather than every day or two. "Hay is a type of grass that is grown and dried for cattle livestock feed over the winter months when the pasture grass is not growing because it is too cold or covered with snow. Now when the girl was brought to him he led her into a room that was filled up with straw, gave her spinning-wheel and reel, and declared: "Set to work at once, and if … Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Mention agriculture to … A bale of straw costs about $4 in my area. I can't help but explain that straw is NOT the bottom half of hay stalks but it IS the lower part of wheat after it is harvested. I even grew a bunch of potatoes in the clay soil, where I added the core of straw. Submitted by Tuincentrum Van... on September 16, 2014 - 11:26am. A thick layer seems to hold itself together. Following up on TimCAD's Q&A...I have just directly sowed many seeds...lettuce, carrots, green beans, peas... and have added a 1"-ish layer of straw as mulch. "Straw" is the left over stem from the harvest of wheat, barley, oats and other similar grains. More info on MIgardener's youtube channel (search MIgardener core gardening). Friday, November 3, 2017 7:39 AM UTC . Submitted by penny place on May 27, 2016 - 9:28pm. This approach has the gardener bury straw (do not know how much) down the center of the vegetable bed, about a foot down. Nuclear transmutation is a very difficult process. Submitted by The Editors on June 7, 2017 - 9:37am. Have you ever heard about this? Any process (beyond our present capabilities) that allowed tearing the atoms in straw into protons and neutrons, then assembling them into gold nuclei of 79 protons and 118 neutrons, could make gold out of anything. Narrator: The captain laughed. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. Submitted by Jenifer Pierpon... on June 18, 2012 - 12:24pm. But all at once the door opened, and in came a little man, and said, good evening, mistress miller, why are you crying so. Help! Want to keep the squash and etc off the wet ground but need the soil to dry some too. Submitted by The Editors on July 12, 2016 - 12:05pm. Hey folks. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. A thick straw mulch also fosters the growth of large pumpkins, winter squash and watermelons. The story makes reference to the practice of alchemy (spinning straw into gold), though it is not stated explicitly. If you leave it, it will turn into mulch! Can I use a combination of both? A stone that can turn iron into gold. I use a foot or two of straw atop the potato bed to grow clean potatoes that can be easily harvested. The whole alchemy idea is completely false; gold cannot be created from other elements. Pine straw can be an excellent option as an attractive mulch for flowers, trees, shrubs, and even the vegetable garden. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. It sounds like a great method to me and I'm trying it in my fall garden now. On the other hand, it's REALLY helped with the soil compaction, and plants that typically would die because their roots couldn't get through my clay pot of a yard are flourishing! Submitted by Keith Norman on November 5, 2016 - 8:34pm. Submitted by Gayleen Bennington on March 18, 2015 - 5:48pm. No water splashes up from the soil to leaves, because the straw absorbs it. Get your answers by asking now. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy November 3, 2017 1.50am EDT Bernadette McCabe , Craig Baillie , University of Southern Queensland Like modern-day Rumpelstiltskins, lawyers and trustees may now have the opportunity to spin straw into gold by taking what was an irrevocable trust and changing it into a more desirable vehicle. The night turned into day. Posted Jul 23, 2012 . If you use pine needles though, you need to be careful of the pH in your soil. should i pull the straw back and till? Does the straw hold in too much moisture? Submitted by MAH on June 26, 2012 - 11:44am. I get it from a farmer nearby. Submitted by susanmajp on June 27, 2012 - 11:19am. I put black mesh down before the wheat straw so I know it's not coming from the ground. Submitted by cindy a on June 30, 2013 - 2:42pm. Submitted by Miranda on June 19, 2016 - 9:24pm. Definition of turn into (someone or something) in the Idioms Dictionary. Grass clippings cook the dirt and add a nitrogen blast and leaves break down and mess with the PH as well. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 26, 2012 - 2:34pm. ? Boy was I wrong! Straw bales are inexpensive gold for gardens. Still, you don't get to be a P.I. In your answer, are you suggesting NOT to use straw as mulch at this point, but to wait til I have growth, and then add straw? I like your article very much. They are a lot easier to dig and the potatoes are really clean. The straw keeps moisture in the dirt but you need good dirt or else you'll end up with clay soup underneath. Submitted by zaismas on June 26, 2012 - 10:29am. Thus the beautiful golden color and the mostly empty pods on the heads of each "straw". Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy. :), Submitted by GlendaJ on June 26, 2012 - 6:50pm. Straw doesn't add any nutrients to the soil, but it can be used to break up clay. After I apply the straw, I soak the area throughly to keep it from blowing. It’s not likely to be the straw; we can find nothing to support the idea. Thanks Doreen for the great article. 16 COMMENTS. Where can i find more information on growing potatoes in staw? The size and shape of the hole would help you to identify the critter. Straw cannot be spun into gold. Straw will rot slightly over the winter, and you can use it again for mulch, adding more to maintain a six-inch or so layer of mulch. Find the amount mass of 49 mass% NaSO4 solution to be added to 172 g of water to get 2 mass% solution of this salt. The problem is that these chemicals have half-lives of several years, so contaminated straw mulch could be poisoning your crops for a long time to come. I don't know if I will use straw again unless it is very clean. Leaves tend to mat when wet. It is stored in barns or sheds, sometimes left covered in nearby fields. Yes, Trichoderma harzianum in combination with Mycorrhizae can serve as disease suppressants. Everything in the vegetable garden is mulched with a 6-inch layer, including blueberries, Alpine strawberries and cranberries. As long as the soil is receiving enough water then it should be OK. If by morning you can turn this room full of straw into gold, this necklace is yours.” The little man got to work. You do need to figure out what type of thistle you have ( there are both perennial and biennial kinds) to figure out the best solution. What is the moleclular fomula for hydro-dioxygen ? EMAIL. The plants thrive, never get leaf diseases and produce intensively. Do rats like straw on the ground like they do in a barn? I only pay $4 a bale, and the straw saves me … and thus are sprayed onto grass crops (like the grains from which come your straw!) We came up empty-handed when researching the method. One might suspect that the mysterious little man was using some highly advanced nuclear reactions to convert the nuclei of the atoms in the … Will either straw or hay kill nut grass? If you have, this isn't the first time you've heard of the idea of turning something fairly useless into gold. Straw cannot be spun into gold. I love the idea!!! Captain: We'll see. We'd suggest you contact your local county cooperative extension to recommend herbicides approved in your state. spontaneous combustion - how does it work? Submitted by Skinfan on June 20, 2012 - 3:49am. It's a great squash and melon mulch because of these traits. The little man took the ring, again began to turn the wheel, and by morning had spun all the straw into glittering gold. 5. 55 Rumpelstiltskin Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Submitted by Jonathan farr on January 4, 2017 - 8:05pm. The blueberries in the background benefit from straw mulch, because their roots are shallow, and the plants are moisture lovers. Captain: Arrest him. SHARE. Does 'pine straw' have the same qualities? 4. When the girl was brought to him he led her into a room full of straw, gave her a spinning-wheel and spindle, and said: “Now set to work and spin all night till early dawn, and if by that time you haven’t spun the straw into gold you shall die.” Then he closed the door behind him and left her alone inside. Hay has nothing to do with straw. How would I use straw as mulch for tomatoes, beans and peppers? Submitted by Birdy on June 14, 2017 - 12:42pm. When next morning the king takes the girl to a larger room fille… Submitted by anne forkel on July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm. I'm all in favor of the prescribed deep mulch technique (Google "Ruth Stout"), and straw is a great choice for such mulching, but if you use straw from conventional grain fields you could well end up doing far more harm than good. I didn't realize "core gardening" was an actual *thing*, but I did exactly that this year after greatly overestimating how much straw I needed for another project. Hope this helps! Narrator: he said. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on April 15, 2014 - 8:35pm. Did you know that if you had the proper equipment and knowledge, you could turn lead into gold? Could the straw be changing the ph of my soil? Sweet potatoes and yams are a different botanical family from potatoes. What does turn into (someone or something) expression mean? What is scientific reason that straw can be turned into gold, yes, straw is the raw or unprocessed form of gold. Neither composting the straw nor feeding it to animals is a solution, as the herbicidal chemicals will pass through unchanged and, in fact, only concentrated. They are two totally student kinds of plants. It lasts longer than straw, and is denser, so you would apply about 3 inches thick, keeping it a few inches away from woody plant trunks (to discourage rodents). I've been using straw as mulch on my home garden for about 3 years. I was told planting sweet potatoes would, but it didn't work. Luckily they pull out easily! A much belated reply to this post, but I just stumbled upon it. Next year is my first veg garden!!! Numerous garden centers stock straw, too. Still have questions? I live in a very dry area and want to use something for water retention. I am very interested in trying this method with newspaper and straw... we have lots of extra straw on the farm and I would love to try to use it in order to cut down on weeding time! The paper holds enough moisture close to the seed to aid germination. This prevents wheat from sprouting and does a great job of snuffing out weeds. As I remove the straw after it's killed the grass, there are several animal holes underneath and I am afraid I am going to see a rat! Very helpful during times of drought! I only put a thin layer (less than an inch) over my radishes and carrots as the seeds are directly sown. As an old farm girl (think 1950's and 60's!) Probably not enough to kill them outright, but enough to stunt their growth and leave you wondering why your veggies look so sad. Yes, collect a LOT of straw, then sell it and buy gold with the money it sold for. Submitted by globerg on April 29, 2013 - 8:42pm. Time to get the tiller out in this 100 degree weather. This is the first time I've really been able to grow root vegetables without having to buy new dirt for the garden areas. In the story, straw turns into gold. I also don't have a clue where to find straw for organic gardening, I live in downtown Toronto. At first, she only saw a large nose peaking out from behind the door. Submitted by kddunbar on August 19, 2014 - 9:12am. Of course, inhibiting weed seed germination would be helpful! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 24, 2013 - 8:51pm. I only pay $4 a bale, and the straw saves me hours of weeding, watering, and worrying. turn into (someone or something) phrase. The almost worthless grains can be transformed into a liquid nutrient that sells for US$30 a liter. Is this normal? Submitted by Matthew Nistico on August 18, 2018 - 7:27pm. when we subject it to various metallurgical processes it gets converted to gold. Any process (beyond our present capabilities) that allowed tearing the atoms in straw … BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 18, 2012 - 4:22pm. Also, they decompose rapidly, drawing nitrogen and other nutrients from the soil. While this may not be possible in the literal sense, scientists are using sunlight to turn straw into something more valuable. I can't say enough about the value of salt marsh hay. Plant potatoes 4-6 inches deep in the soil. Do I spread mulch on my squash hills before I see growth? It freezes their stomaches. Submitted by Jessie C on June 28, 2014 - 11:06pm. You can mulch their beds with straw to preserve moisture, but plant stems will not produce in a thick straw layer. Straw stalks are hollow and don ’ t compact or mat a strip of toliet over. Composition of a gardening technique called `` Core gardening, ” you have a huge stack hay! 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