Eric Hanson wrote:... I was told that earthworms would eat mycelium. After a bit of research I can safely say that this is not true.
Carla Burke wrote: Hi, Eric! Well.... I suppose you could plant sorghum, in the spring, harvest it, make your own blackstrap, and go from there. It would take another year, but it could absolutely be done.
Have you considered throwing any old, heat-loving seeds in that bed and letting them fight it out? If nothing else, you might get organic matter to chop and drop, and at least there will be lower odds of "weeds you don't want" moving in?
In my bed #3, I will likely grow nothing this year owing to my very late start.
I suggest you take as much advantage of a chip source as you can while you can get them. In my area, everyone's figured out how useful they are, and you're lucky if you can get a single load and certainly not the multiple loads I was able to get years ago.
Eric Hanson wrote:Also great that you have secured yourself a long-term source of wood chips. I still have to chip mine up and while I like the project, it can be quite a workout.