For the last week I've been mowing fields and using the dried grass clippings for mulch - a few acres of the stuff. It's been very dry so the grass has remained very fluffy. I do this every year to eliminate weeds, conserve moisture, and add nutrients. By the end of the summer, worms have consumed more than half of this organic matter. I realized that loose mulch on either side of sensitive plants can be pushed together to support a cap of more mulch placed on top without hurting 2 to 5 inch tall pepper, tomato and corn plants. Using the mulch in the beds, it took only an hour to build grass huts over more than 600 plants!
|Rows of Dried Grass Covering Sweet Corn|
|Raised Flower Beds Covered by Blankets Over Inverted Boxes|
|Pepper Plants Uncovered|
|Pole Beans Uncovered Before Adding Climbing Trellises|
|A Row of Tomatoes Uncovered|