If it could be possible to turn straw into gold - then there is no reason to do this . Where is your garden located? So do grass clippings. Time to get the tiller out in this 100 degree weather. Submitted by Birdy on June 14, 2017 - 12:42pm. Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:51pm. Just to be correct, hay is from different plants, usually clover, timothy, or mixed grasses and they do contain seed heads. or should i plant right in the straw? Submitted by The Editors on June 26, 2012 - 11:18am. Do you till the straw in after the harvest or do you remove it? I live along the Wisconsin border, 90 miles northwest of Chicago in Zone 5. i have used straw in my veg garden for years, and really good on holding the weeds too. As for “Core Gardening,” you have piqued our interest! Submitted by Skinfan on June 20, 2012 - 3:49am. Today we already have DNA sequencing machines that can build DNA molecules with prescribed genes, a process that is not so very different as building nuclei. Submitted by julie on April 18, 2016 - 6:16pm, i covered my garden in straw over the winter...its almsot a foot deep. Best way to kill it and all the rhizomes that make it spread is to douse plants with 20 percent agricultural-grade white vinegar in early spring before planting. 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? Neither will kill nut grass. 55 Rumpelstiltskin Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. 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. Will either straw or hay kill nut grass? Having barely made a dent in the bale I bought, I decided that burying a whole layer of it about 8-12 inches down in my garden might help with moisture retention and as a sort of "slow release compost/fertilizer." Some farmers are very sloppy about the way the harvest and include seed heads. thanks, Submitted by The Editors on April 19, 2016 - 3:58pm. How would I use straw as mulch for tomatoes, beans and peppers? To convert something into something: The singers turned their talent into extra money. Have you used straw for mulch? I'm so disappointed that a Farmer's Almanac article would get such a basic distinction between hay (alfalfa) and straw (the left over plant body from small grains). Pulling the weeds is the best way to get rid of them. 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! Suddenly, the girl heard the door creak open slowly. "As anyone who has tried it knows, spinning is not a mindless task. Particle accelerators make possible the ancient alchemist’s dream—but at a steep cost. I only pay $4 a bale, and the straw saves me … spontaneous combustion - how does it work? I don't know if I will use straw again unless it is very clean. Hay has nothing to do with straw. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. Is it ok for a layer of straw to get wet while watering the plants, since i don't use drop irrigation? when we subject it to various metallurgical processes it gets converted to gold. When she has given up all hope, an imp-like creature appears in the room and spins the straw into gold in return for her necklace (since he only comes to people seeking a deal/trade). If your soil is already acidic, you will want to avoid them. The ground is so dry, it’s cracking in spots. I live in upstate NY and am concerned about attractign slugs and beetles with the straw. Rumpelstiltskin: Tricking the king into believing the miller's daughter can spin straw into gold isn't going to do anything for you. After that, I don't to a thing. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. One might suspect that the mysterious little man was using some highly advanced nuclear reactions to convert the nuclei of the atoms in the … Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy Written by Bernadette McCabe, Associate Professor and Principal Scientist, University of Southern Queensland Mention agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. Submitted by Max on July 9, 2016 - 11:38am. Submitted by The Editors on July 24, 2017 - 3:37pm. But there are pitfalls to this new flexibility that need to be considered before any such changes are made. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy. Pine straw can be an excellent option as an attractive mulch for flowers, trees, shrubs, and even the vegetable garden. "Straw" is the left over stem from the harvest of wheat, barley, oats and other similar grains. Submitted by penny place on May 27, 2016 - 9:28pm. Custom programming and server maintenance by. An alternative is straw is compost or incomplete compost. I have additionally read about tilling black molded straw in your garden, both autumn and spring. A good trick with carrot and radish seeds is to place a strip of toliet paper over the newly sown seeds. Submitted by TimCAD on June 30, 2012 - 8:18pm. Straw cannot be spun into gold. This year my seeds didn't sprout. It’s pure carbon and has no protein. Does the straw hold in too much moisture? It’s hard to say for sure what produced the holes in your lawn, but some possibilities are moles, voles, chipmunks, mice, or yes, rats. This produces intensive results consistently. First, let me explain the difference between straw and hay. Did you know that if you had the proper equipment and knowledge, you could turn lead into gold? 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. If you leave it, it will turn into mulch! BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Submitted by nicolemtracy on July 6, 2012 - 12:42pm, Both my mother-in-law and I use newspaper under the straw as an extra weed barrier. It breaks with each watering or rain storm and becomes part of the soil. Thanks! Very helpful during times of drought! Gold would then be so abundant that it would have no value. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 4, 2013 - 4:06pm. Submitted by Eric on July 12, 2018 - 7:06pm. Hope this helps! And water accordingly (she experienced dry soil, too). Once it is broken down, you can work it into the soil to help structure. Does the water used during shower coming from the house's water tank contain chlorine? 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. Submitted by Scott p butler on November 2, 2013 - 11:43am. Submitted by Gayleen Bennington on March 18, 2015 - 5:48pm. Do you think it would be OK to put a thicker layer on for my fall plantings? Submitted by Reinhardt Oschman on January 23, 2016 - 11:16am. The composition of a compound with molar mass 93 g/mol has been measured as:. Submitted by Clyde Forbes on June 8, 2020 - 9:28am. 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. You can sign in to vote the answer. 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. Gold nucleus has 79 protons whereas Lead nucleus has 82. 16 COMMENTS. Apparently the rumor that it adds acidity to the soil is a myth (or if it does, it is very slight). I'm just outside Richmond, VA. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy Bernadette McCabe, University of Southern Queensland and Craig Baillie, University of Southern Queensland, November 7, 2017 MENTION agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:53pm, Submitted by bert w johnson on June 27, 2012 - 12:09pm. It may also be a soil-borne disease such as fulsarium wilt (there are others), brought on by failure to rotate crops. The straw keeps moisture in the dirt but you need good dirt or else you'll end up with clay soup underneath. Help! 5. Straw helps keep moisture in the soil which slows down evaporation. I can't say enough about the value of salt marsh hay. This may be hard to believe, but the concept of this fairy tale isn't so fa… If by morning you can turn this room full of straw into gold, this necklace is yours.” The little man got to work. Also will sweet potatoesgrow that way too? I am fortunate being relatively close to the ocean, even still not many garden centers carry it. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. Please fact check before you continue posting this page. So buy the straw from a local farmer; he /she will appreciate it. Check organic gardening sites for nutgrass management strategies. 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