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ramone kalsaw
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Hello,

I wan't to grow some kind of mulch on my drain field that I can mow and then feed to my vegetables beds ... from this thread it sounds like the roots of comfrey and vetch are too deep (is that correct), and that white clover and grass would be good for this purpose. Any suggestions for a tall-ish grass to use ... to maximize biomass?

Thanks. : )
 
joe pacelli
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Last year I tried white Dutch clover which is shallow rooted and it seemed to hold. I'm lazy so I broadcasted without any tilling.

No issues 1 year later w the system itself

 
R Scott
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What is the local prairie grass?

Or.... WELCOME, please tell us a little about yourself and where you live.

Where I live, we have what we call bluestem. It grows 10 foot tall in a good year. Sold as an ornamental grass in places but we have whole pastures of it.
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