Saturday, May 21, 2011


Alfalfa is GREAT for the garden! I got this 100 lb. bale at The Stock Shop on 67th Ave. and Thunderbird for about 18 bucks (I also get my chicken and rabbit food there). It is a lot of hay and it's very compressed. I use Alfalfa hay for compost, mulching, chicken bedding and rabbit food. It is full of nitrogen which is great for your soil and gives your compost a kick in the pants;)

Why Mulch? Mulching your soil keeps is cooler. Instead of the sun beating down on your soil and heating up the roots it has a 4 to six inch layer of mulch to get through. It also helps your soil retain water longer. Here's my corn before mulching...

...and after!

Happy Gardening!!

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