Aug 29, I mulch all my beans with straw or hay. I do not mulch until they are all up and have true leaves on them. I hoe them after they have sprotted to pull dirt up around the beans about a week or so later when they have true leaves and are ready to run I put up the poles and cover the area around them with straw no weed problem only occasional spot pulling of some stuburn weeds.
Aug 16, zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin. 11 years ago. Personally I prefer to use hay for mulch, preferably marsh hay, which is nearly weed free. If no marsh hay is available, I try to get second-cutting hay, or alfalfa hay, which has far less weed seed. The green hay breaks down more easily than straw, and I can see the results of this light fertilization. Jul 02, How to Mulch Beans. Part of the series: Herbs & Flowers with Jessica Craven.
Mulch doesn't necessarily go well with every last product in your. Sorry these may be sort of ridiculous questions: What kind of straw should I be looking for to use as a mulch for my raised bed? Is there a specific"type"? What kind of store can I purchase it at? A nursery? Or do I need to find a farm supply type store? And what would you recommend to prevent said straw from growing weeds?
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