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Old 01-03-2014, 12:34 PM   #11
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That's why you want to make sure to get straw and not hay. Hay intentionally comes with seed heads, 'cause hay is feed and the seeds are extra protein. Straw is bedding and only has unintentional seeds.
I'm sorry to have to disagree with you, respectively----- but straw often has a LOT of unintentional seeds in it.

Not intentionally---- but accidentally.

Perhaps the straw you buy is more thoroughly thrashed.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:09 PM   #12
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I'm sorry to have to disagree with you, respectively----- but straw often has a LOT of unintentional seeds in it.

Not intentionally---- but accidentally.

Perhaps the straw you buy is more thoroughly thrashed.
I'm not sure how we are disagreeing. I meant that the seeds in straw are not there on purpose, like with hay.

I also wanted to point out the difference. I have spoken to people who complained about the seeds in their straw and it turned out that they had purchased hay, not straw.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:35 PM   #14
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I have used straw for years to mulch my garden, and the only 'weeds' that come out of the straw are a few wheat plants, which are very easy to uproot.

So I am disagreeing with you, Cave76. :)
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I have used straw for years to mulch my garden, and the only 'weeds' that come out of the straw are a few wheat plants, which are very easy to uproot.

So I am disagreeing with you, Cave76. :)
That's fine. Your prerogative---- but I know I'm right.

Seriously though, I do think that some straw is different because I also used to put down a not too thick layer of straw then scatter lettuce seeds over it. The straw keep the seeds a bit damp and mostly only lettuce came up. It was easy to maintain.
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