SHARE. Hay bales are inexpensive garden helpers! Submitted by Reinhardt Oschman on January 23, 2016 - 11:16am. The spinning of straw into gold can be transformed from a mechanical search for material gain into a quest for meaning and knowledge. The composition of a compound with molar mass 93 g/mol has been measured as:. It is also documented to speed up composting. :), Submitted by GlendaJ on June 26, 2012 - 6:50pm. A good trick with carrot and radish seeds is to place a strip of toliet paper over the newly sown seeds. Thanks Doreen for the great article. By Craig Baillie, Bernadette McCabe. We came up empty-handed when researching the method. While this may not be possible in the literal sense, scientists are using sunlight to turn straw into something more valuable. Straw mulch at the base of tomato and pepper plants also prevents that transfer of soil-borne diseases such as early blight to plant leaves. Whirr, whirr, whirr, until morning. Bury your soaker hoses under it and you're all set. Most thistles can be controlled with the use of herbicides in the fall or spring. Could be a story…. It is a secondary low cost crop that farmers sell after the grains are harvested, stored, or sold as a cash crop. Thank you very much for publishing this kind of article. Newspapers ( check and see if they use soy based ink)cover with wood chips holds moisture and keeps the weed in check. I live in Southern NM, where it gets to be 110F on a regular basis, and so any anecdote I could give you about watering probably won't be relevant; moreover, we are also having a very hot year, so it's hard to tell if the mulch is helping with moisture retention. I didn't realize "core gardening" was an actual *thing*, but I did exactly that this year after greatly overestimating how much straw I needed for another project. Pine straw can be an excellent option as an attractive mulch for flowers, trees, shrubs, and even the vegetable garden. Help! i have used straw in my veg garden for years, and really good on holding the weeds too. Every winter here, which is very mild and rainy, I pull back the straw, Then top dress the soil with 1 inch of worm casings, and 1 inch of composted chicken manure, then put the straw back on top. SASKATOON - December 2, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Many have dreamed of being able to turn straw into gold like the fabled Rumpelstiltskin. We'd suggest you contact your local county cooperative extension to recommend herbicides approved in your state. No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold. Rumpelstiltskin: Tricking the king into believing the miller's daughter can spin straw into gold isn't going to do anything for you. The straw will break down over time. Straw bales are inexpensive gold for gardens. “Turning Straw Into Gold” draws on many of the themes in my books. In your answer, are you suggesting NOT to use straw as mulch at this point, but to wait til I have growth, and then add straw? How do you think about the answers? Any process (beyond our present capabilities) that allowed tearing the atoms in straw … Can I use the straw at the base of my grape vines? The straw keeps moisture in the dirt but you need good dirt or else you'll end up with clay soup underneath. ? Very busy he was, all night long. You can find pine straw in bales at some garden centers. Neither composting the straw nor feeding it to animals is a solution, as the herbicidal chemicals will pass through unchanged and, in fact, only concentrated. Check organic gardening sites for nutgrass management strategies. Submitted by The Editors on July 12, 2016 - 12:05pm. I even grew a bunch of potatoes in the clay soil, where I added the core of straw. I have spent hours an hours pulling wheat from my garden yet again, defeating the no-weeding goal. Numerous garden centers stock straw, too. Start studying straw into gold. Also will sweet potatoesgrow that way too? Definition of turn into (someone or something) in the Idioms Dictionary. Straw also saves crops like tomatoes, peppers and squash from developing blossom-end rot and cat-facing; blueberries from shriveling; and sweet peppers from turning hot. This year my seeds didn't sprout. Submitted by Birdy on June 14, 2017 - 12:42pm. This produces intensive results consistently. Bales are huge; one will usually cover the garden. I've used wheat straw in my garden for a long time but for the past two years (including this year) there are weeds that are actually growing FROM the wheat straw. Am I doing something wrong? ..straw is the bottom half of wheat not hay. Suddenly, the girl heard the door creak open slowly. The king is astonished that the girl could do this and decides to send her into an even bigger room of straw. Submitted by Gary Sutliff on June 23, 2013 - 9:33am. Thanks!! So do grass clippings. Submitted by Jonathan farr on January 4, 2017 - 8:05pm. Submitted by Eric on July 12, 2018 - 7:06pm. On the other hand, it's REALLY helped with the soil compaction, and plants that typically would die because their roots couldn't get through my clay pot of a yard are flourishing! Can't wait until it's time to harvest them! Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:51pm. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. I too have lots of it in my garden and the potatoes are doing very nicely in the 3 ft high pile of straw in which the row is growing. I direct sow most seeds and mulch with 6 inches of straw on top of the drip line and around each plant once the seedlings emerge, then another 6 inches of straw when the plants are 12 inches or more tall. Next year is my first veg garden!!! when we subject it to various metallurgical processes it gets converted to gold. Once it is broken down, you can work it into the soil to help structure. Perhaps you can aks your source for more information and share it with us? The black growth is "trichoderma harzianum" which also grows on gypsum drywall. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Moisture trickles down to lower levels, plus the straw slow evaporation. Now when the girl was brought to him he led her into a room that was filled up with straw, gave her spinning-wheel and reel, and declared: "Set to work at once, and if … I drip irrigate on the surface with a drip line with holes every 6 inches. should i pull the straw back and till? Thanks for the help. Submitted by MAH on June 26, 2012 - 11:44am. It lasts longer than straw, and is denser, so you would apply about 3 inches thick, keeping it a few inches away from woody plant trunks (to discourage rodents). Sweet potatoes and yams are a different botanical family from potatoes. I only pay $4 a bale, and the straw saves me … Potato crops are huge when grown in a foot or two of straw on top of the soil. If by morning you can turn this room full of straw into gold, this necklace is yours.” The little man got to work. Grass clippings cook the dirt and add a nitrogen blast and leaves break down and mess with the PH as well. Submitted by Tuincentrum Van... on September 16, 2014 - 11:26am. Submitted by Coop Bob on June 26, 2012 - 12:18pm. Submitted by Gayleen Bennington on March 18, 2015 - 5:48pm. Our Sun will turn into a white dwarf first, but over time ( a lot of time) it will eventually turn into a black dwarf. Jealousy Transforming Envy into Joy Envy can be turned into joy for the very person you envy. 55 Rumpelstiltskin Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It holds water for the bed and reduces watering needs to once every week or two. Scary fall during 'Masked Dancer’ stunt gone wrong, Serena's husband serves up snark for tennis critic, CDC: Chance of anaphylaxis from vaccine is 11 in 1M, GOP delegate films himself breaking into Capitol, Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani. I use a foot or two of straw atop the potato bed to grow clean potatoes that can be easily harvested. Turning Straw Into Gold. I've been using straw as mulch on my home garden for about 3 years. Submitted by Ashley Graboski... on June 21, 2017 - 5:49pm. The cuke is also vulnerable to soil-borne diseases…so it could be that or cold weather (below 50°F), cold soil (below 62°F), or blight, or squash bug. Now it happened that he got into a conversation with the king, and to make an impression on him he said, "I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold." Higher will produce more potatoes. Submitted by Clyde Forbes on June 8, 2020 - 9:28am. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy November 3, 2017 1.50am EDT Bernadette McCabe , Craig Baillie , University of Southern Queensland Straw will rot slightly over the winter, and you can use it again for mulch, adding more to maintain a six-inch or so layer of mulch. I live in a pretty hot summer climate (90 to 100 easily). Narrator: The captain laughed. If so, how deep shall I pile the straw? I like your article very much. Pulling the weeds is the best way to get rid of them. That said, it certainly isn't hurting. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 4, 2013 - 4:09pm. And avoid proven weedy straw. Everything in the vegetable garden is mulched with a 6-inch layer, including blueberries, Alpine strawberries and cranberries. My garden problems are minimal but I do have a big problem with thistles in our yard (2 acres), how do we get rid of them? Is it ok for a layer of straw to get wet while watering the plants, since i don't use drop irrigation? Submitted by anne forkel on July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm. I have additionally read about tilling black molded straw in your garden, both autumn and spring. By John Matson on January 31, 2014; Share on … turn into (someone or something) phrase. If it could be possible to turn straw into gold - then there is no reason to do this . What is the moleclular fomula for hydro-dioxygen ? Gold would then be so abundant that it would have no value. Apparently the rumor that it adds acidity to the soil is a myth (or if it does, it is very slight). Same problem here. Try pet supply stores for straw if you can't find it at a garden centre. No water splashes up from the soil to leaves, because the straw absorbs it. Actually producing it from the grain scraps is very cheap. It requires constant attention not to end up with a tangled mess or a broken thread. In order to appear superior, a miller lies to the king, telling him that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Nuclear transmutation is a very difficult process. Please fact check before you continue posting this page. Always leave the top two sets of leaves on each stem unburied so they can use sunlight for photosynthesis. But, I water the vegetable garden only once a week, despite high temperatures and lack of rain. The night turned into day. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Straw is the bottom half of hay stalks and contains few or no seed heads. I'm all in favor of the prescribed deep mulch technique (Google "Ruth Stout"), and straw is a great choice for such mulching, but if you use straw from conventional grain fields you could well end up doing far more harm than good. Submitted by The Editors on July 10, 2015 - 5:47pm. To convert something into something: The singers turned their talent into extra money. I get it from a farmer nearby. Straw is the leftover stems from plants such as wheat after the seed heads have been harvested, so the weed seed load is usually much less. Want to keep the squash and etc off the wet ground but need the soil to dry some too. Any mulch is going to draw slugs and beetles. This new process spins straw into gold. A stone that can turn iron into gold. This approach has the gardener bury straw (do not know how much) down the center of the vegetable bed, about a foot down. Where can i find more information on growing potatoes in staw? Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:53pm, Submitted by bert w johnson on June 27, 2012 - 12:09pm. Thanks. Thus the beautiful golden color and the mostly empty pods on the heads of each "straw". I don't know if I will use straw again unless it is very clean. Get your answers by asking now. It’s hard to say for sure what produced the holes in your lawn, but some possibilities are moles, voles, chipmunks, mice, or yes, rats. Trump backers claim riot was false-flag operation, Why attack on U.S. Capitol wasn't a coup attempt, New congresswoman sent kids home prior to riots, Coach fired after calling Stacey Abrams 'Fat Albert', $2,000 checks back in play after Dems sweep Georgia. Like some other mulches, it helps to keep weeds down, helps the soil to retain moisture, and insulates the soil, keeping plants cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The only real problem I see with this method it if I want to plant something new I either have to buy a start or start it inside since a seed wont germinate, but if you only want to keep the weeds out, this may be a good solution for you. thanks, Submitted by The Editors on April 19, 2016 - 3:58pm. Captain: We'll see. No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold. Submitted by GardenGal4 on June 15, 2013 - 2:43pm. Submitted by susanmajp on June 27, 2012 - 11:19am. I only put a thin layer (less than an inch) over my radishes and carrots as the seeds are directly sown. Submitted by Skinfan on July 4, 2012 - 4:55am. After that, I don't to a thing. 16 COMMENTS. Read along for advice, photos, and more. But i am really stumpted on this problem. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy Bernadette McCabe, University of Southern Queensland and Craig Baillie, University of Southern Queensland, November 7, 2017 MENTION agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. The girl again begins to cry and then the creature appears again to cut another deal with her. I was concerned about the seedlings sprouting up through it. I live a little south of you in Aurora and started using straw as mulch this year. They are a lot easier to dig and the potatoes are really clean. A thick layer seems to hold itself together. It's a great squash and melon mulch because of these traits. Plant potatoes 4-6 inches deep in the soil. Of course, inhibiting weed seed germination would be helpful! But there are pitfalls to this new flexibility that need to be considered before any such changes are made. The only other organic way I know is to dig them out, and that is quite a chore! What is scientific reason that straw can be turned into gold, yes, straw is the raw or unprocessed form of gold. 4. A correction. Both break down, but they don't draw nutrients from the soil, robbing plants. It may also be a soil-borne disease such as fulsarium wilt (there are others), brought on by failure to rotate crops. They affect broad-leafed plants (like your garden veggies!) The little man took the ring, again began to turn the wheel, and by morning had spun all the straw into glittering gold. As I remove the straw after it's killed the grass, there are several animal holes underneath and I am afraid I am going to see a rat! The almost worthless grains can be transformed into a liquid nutrient that sells for US$30 a liter. Still, you don't get to be a P.I. They are particularly effective in helping to control damping-off disease in tomato plants. More info on MIgardener's youtube channel (search MIgardener core gardening). What about for a wet year? Hay is grown for animal feed and contains protein-rich seed heads that when spread over gardens sprout. Submitted by Skinfan on June 17, 2012 - 5:31am. Submitted by jordan on May 24, 2020 - 2:09pm, I'm new to gardening and don't have an irrigation system set up, so i'm using a hose with a spray nozzle to water my garden (about 15x15 feet). I used straw for mulch this year but I am seeing sprouts come up out of the straw. Submitted by The Editors on June 21, 2016 - 1:44pm. I do. It breaks with each watering or rain storm and becomes part of the soil. Captain: Arrest him. Pine needles work, too. I explore how to live with compassion, joy, and purpose in the midst of life’s challenges, especially chronic pain and illness. Submitted by The Editors on July 24, 2017 - 3:37pm. Will either straw or hay kill nut grass? This is the first time I've really been able to grow root vegetables without having to buy new dirt for the garden areas. It’s not likely to be the straw; we can find nothing to support the idea. Time to get the tiller out in this 100 degree weather. Find the amount mass of 49 mass% NaSO4 solution to be added to 172 g of water to get 2 mass% solution of this salt. Neither will kill nut grass. Submitted by nicolemtracy on July 6, 2012 - 12:42pm, Both my mother-in-law and I use newspaper under the straw as an extra weed barrier. I can't help but explain that straw is NOT the bottom half of hay stalks but it IS the lower part of wheat after it is harvested. If you leave it, it will turn into mulch! Looks like I am buying some straw. "Straw" is the left over stem from the harvest of wheat, barley, oats and other similar grains. I never remember this happening when I lived up North--is the wheat harvested differently in the South? The seeds cannot germinate without salt water and the hay is covered with trace minerals from the sea. It might be that the supplier didn’t thresh before he baled, thereby leaving grain heads that are full of seeds. Submitted by Skinfan on June 20, 2012 - 3:49am. Yes, collect a LOT of straw, then sell it and buy gold with the money it sold for. I planted pumpkin and cucumber starts which have now started to turn yellow and wilt. One might suspect that the mysterious little man was using some highly advanced nuclear reactions to convert the nuclei of the atoms in the … Any process (beyond our present capabilities) that allowed tearing the atoms in straw into protons and neutrons, then assembling them into gold nuclei of 79 protons and 118 neutrons, could make gold out of anything. I am a retired engineer. Where is your garden located? This may be hard to believe, but the concept of this fairy tale isn't so fa… Today we already have DNA sequencing machines that can build DNA molecules with prescribed genes, a process that is not so very different as building nuclei. I've never had a problem with wind, and I live an area where it gets very gusty. I can't say enough about the value of salt marsh hay. They are two totally student kinds of plants. or should i plant right in the straw? You don’t want to use hay, as it will cause nightmares and plenty of weed pulling. Submitted by Angie Mc on May 8, 2014 - 1:35pm. Submitted by kddunbar on August 19, 2014 - 9:12am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 30, 2012 - 9:23pm. EMAIL. A thick straw mulch also fosters the growth of large pumpkins, winter squash and watermelons. The blueberries in the background benefit from straw mulch, because their roots are shallow, and the plants are moisture lovers. It comes down to: know your source! I put black mesh down before the wheat straw so I know it's not coming from the ground. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 19, 2012 - 5:11pm. Probably not enough to kill them outright, but enough to stunt their growth and leave you wondering why your veggies look so sad. At first, she only saw a large nose peaking out from behind the door. Submitted by Jessie C on June 28, 2014 - 11:06pm. Submitted by Mijames on June 6, 2014 - 4:33pm. I want to new people who are gardening to help understand another part of the "straw" and "hay" issue. Use barriers or sprinkle or spray plants with Dipel, an organic control for chewing pests. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. Submitted by penny place on May 27, 2016 - 9:28pm. I heard mention of a gardening technique called "Core Gardening" but I cannot see any other references to it. I'm just outside Richmond, VA. I used straw in my weed free garden only to find I am a wheat farmer now. Where would I get seedless straw to use as a mulch for the garden. Did you know that if you had the proper equipment and knowledge, you could turn lead into gold? I live in drought-ridden TX just north of San Antonio. I also don't have a clue where to find straw for organic gardening, I live in downtown Toronto. When she has given up all hope, an imp-like creature appears in the room and spins the straw into gold in return for her necklace (since he only comes to people seeking a deal/trade). First, let me explain the difference between straw and hay. Cars turn into driveways and parking lots. Submitted by karlene on June 18, 2012 - 11:15pm. Keep doing that until you have a straw layer at least 18 inches tall. This friendly mold cooperates with Mycorrhizae and enhances nutrient transfer to plant roots. Submitted by julie on April 18, 2016 - 6:16pm, i covered my garden in straw over the winter...its almsot a foot deep. I has worked well as a grass killer tho, as I am attempting to go grass free. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. You can mulch their beds with straw to preserve moisture, but plant stems will not produce in a thick straw layer. But all at once the door opened, and in came a little man, and said, good evening, mistress miller, why are you crying so. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. I've recently tried it again after not using it for over 20 years. Straw can attract mice, pill bugs and slugs so heads up. Straw stalks are hollow and don’t compact or mat. So u plant just in the straw or in the ground? Particle accelerators make possible the ancient alchemist’s dream—but at a steep cost. What does turn into (someone or something) expression mean? In the story, straw turns into gold. The story makes reference to the practice of alchemy (spinning straw into gold), though it is not stated explicitly. Like modern-day Rumpelstiltskins, lawyers and trustees may now have the opportunity to spin straw into gold by taking what was an irrevocable trust and changing it into a more desirable vehicle. It sounds like a great method to me and I'm trying it in my fall garden now. Soil moisture stays even and calcium can be transferred from the soil to tomatoes easily, preventing the diseases. the soils gotten pretty compacted underneath. Having barely made a dent in the bale I bought, I decided that burying a whole layer of it about 8-12 inches down in my garden might help with moisture retention and as a sort of "slow release compost/fertilizer." It could be failure to rotate crops and/or nitrogen deficiency. as the plants grow I cover with another 6 inches of straw. I've been sold bales of straw, too, that were weedy. Submitted by The Editors on June 7, 2017 - 9:37am. The girl turned to the heaps of straw before her and, having no idea how to spin straw into gold, began to cry. Gold nucleus has 79 protons whereas Lead nucleus has 82. Submitted by globerg on April 29, 2013 - 8:42pm. Hi, Julie— Based on Doreen’s advice (above), esp in the context of her dry soil, we would say plant! I also have super heavy clay soil that I am slowly trying to improve every year, and thought it might help with compaction. Apparently, the sugars from the molasses feed the microorganisms in the compost tea, and then those lil' critters start feeding on the sugars in the nutgrass rhizomes. Submitted by Scott p butler on November 2, 2013 - 11:43am. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 4, 2013 - 4:06pm. You do need to figure out what type of thistle you have ( there are both perennial and biennial kinds) to figure out the best solution. They are drip fed so will the straw interfere with that? Straw helps keep moisture in the soil which slows down evaporation. Straw does hold moisture in the ground longer, but if your rain-soaked beds are 18-inches-high or taller, that's not a problem. And water accordingly (she experienced dry soil, too). Never had this happen before. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 18, 2012 - 4:22pm. Help! Just to be correct, hay is from different plants, usually clover, timothy, or mixed grasses and they do contain seed heads. If you live in an area of the country that is experiencing rainfall shortage this summer or drought, straw mulch is gold! Do you think it would be OK to put a thicker layer on for my fall plantings? "Hay is a type of grass that is grown and dried for cattle livestock feed over the winter months when the pasture grass is not growing because it is too cold or covered with snow. I am fortunate being relatively close to the ocean, even still not many garden centers carry it. Hey can I use that straw that they build roofs with as mulch? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 18, 2012 - 4:25pm. I love the idea!!! Submitted by Coop Bob on June 26, 2012 - 12:23pm. Submitted by Jenifer Pierpon... on June 18, 2012 - 12:24pm. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. Submitted by Peggy on May 18, 2016 - 6:25pm, Alfalfa hay unless it's Bermuda or Fescue, or mixed grass, Submitted by Nichole Lyman on April 9, 2014 - 4:23pm. Submitted by The Editors on August 10, 2015 - 2:16pm. Yes, Trichoderma harzianum in combination with Mycorrhizae can serve as disease suppressants. They quickly grow into lanky, seedy plants that are difficult to control by either pulling or spraying. If your soil is already acidic, you will want to avoid them. And plants will root in it as well. Submitted by Ted on June 2, 2017 - 2:50pm. It is stored in barns or sheds, sometimes left covered in nearby fields. I was told planting sweet potatoes would, but it didn't work. Submitted by LEE TINKER LOE on July 29, 2013 - 4:33pm. Have you ever heard about this? There is some question of it containing a chemical that inhibits seed germination–if you’d rather not take a chance, then apply it around transplants and established plants, or after seeds have sprouted. How many grams of ammonia, NH3, are produced in the reaction with 50.0 g of N2, nitrogen? Do rats like straw on the ground like they do in a barn? Hope this helps! Does 'pine straw' have the same qualities? Can I use a combination of both? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 24, 2013 - 8:51pm. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy Written by Bernadette McCabe, Associate Professor and Principal Scientist, University of Southern Queensland Mention agriculture to many Australians and it conjures up images of mobs of cattle in the dusty outback, or harvesters gobbling up expanses of golden wheat. 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