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Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

Posted by muddypaws4ever 6 (My Page) on
Fri, May 18, 12 at 13:06

Hi all!
I am growing potatoes this year in a big plastic garbage can. Started them off with top soil and moo-nure and they're growing like weeks. My question is, can I use fresh grass clippings instead of straw or more soil to cover them as they grow, Or should I wait until the clippings start to decompose? Got lots of grass clippings and short on soil. Any help is appreciated.
Muddypaws


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

  • Posted by RpR_ 3-4 (My Page) on
    Fri, May 18, 12 at 13:14

The grass clippings will heat-up to one degree or another.

I would not.


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

Spread the clippings out on your driveway in the sun. They'll turn to hay in a day or so, you can use them then.


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
    Fri, May 18, 12 at 14:27

I agree cure the clipping first, then use as mulch.


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

Fresh never. Well dried is ok, not great by any means as they mat down and still get hot, but better than nothing.

Dave


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

I use them, they make a great mulch and bake to hay in a day or two. You can only spread and inch or so at a time, to thick and it will cook....

I assume you don't put round-up/weed killer on your grass. Wouldn't want that residue on plants you're trying to grow/eat.


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RE: Potatoes - Fresh Grass Clippings?

Great advice. Glad I asked. Thanks soooo much.


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