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Can't find straw in this town

Post  walshevak on 9/8/2013, 4:21 pm

What would you use if you couldn't find straw (or even hay) as a covering for strawberries and garlic this winter?

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Re: Can't find straw in this town

Post  llama momma on 9/8/2013, 4:53 pm

I covered my tabletop strawberries last year with pine needles or pine straw, and they did fine.  Oops, I'm not certain if you meant wheat straw or pine straw.
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Post  camprn on 9/8/2013, 5:07 pm

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Post  plantoid on 9/8/2013, 6:08 pm

Just found this feed store in your location ....perhaps they will know where you can get your  straw at source or  they might be able to point you to a horse ranch /stables etc. that sells it.

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Re: Can't find straw in this town

Post  walshevak on 9/8/2013, 9:46 pm

@llama momma wrote:I covered my tabletop strawberries last year with pine needles or pine straw, and they did fine.  Oops, I'm not certain if you meant wheat straw or pine straw.
Pine straw I can get.  Thanks.

Kay

Even the Tractor Supply doesn't carry hay or straw. I was sure the big nursery in town would have it, but no. Feed store wasn't open today. Will try there tomorrow.

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Post  llama momma on 9/9/2013, 6:49 am

Kay, I didn't see garlic in your original post.  I covered garlic with leaves and will use it again this year.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 9/9/2013, 5:50 pm

If there are any pumpkin lots in your area - they often have straw bales as props or for seating.  You might be able to buy some off of them when they're done with them.
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Post  sanderson on 9/9/2013, 7:27 pm

AJ, Great idea to ask at the pumpkin stands!
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Re: Can't find straw in this town

Post  Lindacol on 9/9/2013, 7:58 pm

Try Craigslist - there are quite a few listings in NC, just not sure what might be close to you. After Halloween I often see listings in my area for free or nearly free straw.
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Post  southern gardener on 9/9/2013, 9:04 pm

We went to the "Back to Eden" garden in Washington State. Paul recommended covering strawberries with wood chips. He does his every winter and the older mother plants die off, while the younger healthier ones popped up through the chips. His plants were amazing! he even had a guy stomp through his plants to show us how sturdy they were. We are going to try it this year. We are in So. Calif, so we don't have the harsh winters like he does....
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Re: Can't find straw in this town

Post  walshevak on 9/10/2013, 6:22 am

Found out I am too early. The local feed store is getting some in late next week.

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