Mary Beth Alexander wrote:Todd Parr, how are those round hay bales working out? We got ten 2017 HAY bales in late June 2018 and laid them down on their sides, all together. My son poked pvc into them to introduce water before it started raining like crazy, and he also used those pipes to introduce blood meal AMAP. We have HORRIBLE clay and have been very delayed on the house-build - no time for much garden prep.
I just told him to throw our composted manure on the top - few inches or so - red wigglers are coming on Wednesday - I know it's late for zone 4. We also have a sack of those "mycorhizae" and could add some of them. Anybody can jump in here and let me know if this is likely to be a good garden area in Spring 2019! I expect I might have a weed problem from hay, rather than straw. But I'm prepared to mulch with a layer of newspaper and then wood chips. Thank you to all for any advice/experience and best wishes to all, Mary Beth.