What to do with that straw mulch in your garlic patch? (2005) - 2 pages
Fall planting garlic has the potential to increase yields, providing the crop survives the winter. Previous studies conducted by the University of Saskatchewan suggest that mulching fall-planted garlic with straw will improve overwinter survival and subsequent yields - especially in years or situations where the winter snow cover is limited. The straw mulch is typically removed early in the spring ... otherwise, the soil is too slow to warm and crop development is delayed. The question then arises ...what to do with all that used straw?