Nancy Reading wrote:
S. Lowe said
on its own it is unlikely to last more than 2 seasons before it breaks down and won't really hold any appreciable amount of water in the soil.
I'll add my experience of using newspaper here. When I was planting the tree field I tried to mulch around the new trees with newspaper covered with haylage. It was partially successful, but I was short on haylage, so I have acquired piles of newspapers in various places. These aren't buried, although they get grown over by the creeping grass. Even after 5 years you can split the newspapers and read them, although degraded at the edges and weathered on the exposed surfaces, they are surprisingly durable. I'm now using them as path substrates, covered with wood chippings. I even wonder whether they have been treated with an anti fungal agent, although they do grow some sort of fungal growth after a while, and I can't see why they would bother for short term media like that.
William Bronson wrote: We just started a huge pot of bone broth, I'm hoping to get plenty of softened bone from the process.
Does anyone know if it will still have phosphorus in it?