We decided to use straw mulch in the market garden because it moderates soil temperature and holds in moisture (which will be very important as summer heats up). Plus, it will break down into some nice organic matter over the winter.
Here is the difference between mulched and unmulched soil. You can decide which looks better!
Chet and Jim delivered a load of straw bales to the market garden on Monday.
Jessica and Ginnette spent the day spreading mulch. But first, they had to weed. We swear there are potatoes in these rows!
Oh, there they are!
Jessica, Queen of the Straw Bale!