A much belated reply to this post, but I just stumbled upon it. 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. Submitted by The Editors on June 26, 2012 - 11:18am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on April 15, 2014 - 8:35pm. For so many of these projects we only need the will and the money. 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. 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." Submitted by Ashley Graboski... on June 21, 2017 - 5:49pm. That said, it certainly isn't hurting. Submitted by Gary Sutliff on June 23, 2013 - 9:33am. I've recently tried it again after not using it for over 20 years. to suppress broad-leafed weed species. Straw cannot be spun into gold. 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." I am a retired engineer. Submitted by Tuincentrum Van... on September 16, 2014 - 11:26am. Thanks Doreen for the great article. At first, she only saw a large nose peaking out from behind the door. Numerous garden centers stock straw, too. Submitted by susanmajp on June 27, 2012 - 11:19am. Just like the maiden that is locked in a room and forced to spin straw into gold in the fairytale Rumpelstiltskin, we too have the ability to use our problems and old default modes to discover a true inner wisdom, peace and love. Always leave the top two sets of leaves on each stem unburied so they can use sunlight for photosynthesis. Where is your garden located? It's a great squash and melon mulch because of these traits. Sandra has been able to turn "straw into gold" (hence the title of her essay) by actually CHANGING the perceptions of her culture. Submitted by penny place on May 27, 2016 - 9:28pm. If your soil is already acidic, you will want to avoid them. Hay has nothing to do with straw. Submitted by The Editors on July 24, 2017 - 3:37pm. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on July 2, 2013 - 8:35pm. Any ideas on how I can get rid of these weeds? The king is astonished that the girl could do this and decides to send her into an even bigger room of straw. The straw keeps moisture in the dirt but you need good dirt or else you'll end up with clay soup underneath. Submitted by globerg on April 29, 2013 - 8:42pm. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 18, 2012 - 4:22pm. It’s pure carbon and has no protein. I'm just outside Richmond, VA. Help! Narrator: he said. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 4, 2013 - 4:06pm. Submitted by Coop Bob on June 26, 2012 - 12:23pm. I do. I make a furrow just like I was planting the seed potatoes in the ground, I cover with about a foot of straw. turn into (someone or something) phrase. Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:51pm. It breaks with each watering or rain storm and becomes part of the soil. 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). Definition of turn into (someone or something) in the Idioms Dictionary. Submitted by The Editors on August 10, 2015 - 2:16pm. They quickly grow into lanky, seedy plants that are difficult to control by either pulling or spraying. Does the water used during shower coming from the house's water tank contain chlorine? Did you know that if you had the proper equipment and knowledge, you could turn lead into gold? Try pet supply stores for straw if you can't find it at a garden centre. And since the mulch decomposes into the soil (that's kind of the whole point), by the time you realize the problem there will be no remedy other than literally to replace your soil, or to let that land lay fallow for years before returning to it. Submitted by TimCAD on June 30, 2012 - 8:18pm. 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. Exactly! Yup, don't bother me I have a huge stack of hay I'm working on! Straw is the bottom half of hay stalks and contains few or no seed heads. The story makes reference to the practice of alchemy (spinning straw into gold), though it is not stated explicitly. Still have questions? 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. 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. The problem is that these chemicals have half-lives of several years, so contaminated straw mulch could be poisoning your crops for a long time to come. It’s not likely to be the straw; we can find nothing to support the idea. Submitted by anne forkel on July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm. Looks like I am buying some straw. Can't wait until it's time to harvest them! They affect broad-leafed plants (like your garden veggies!) The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 26, 2012 - 2:34pm. Start studying straw into gold. I used straw in my weed free garden only to find I am a wheat farmer now. Every time I use straw to mulch my garden, it gets loaded with sprouted wheat, whose roots grow deep so fast that I am unable to pull it all. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. I used compost tea sweetened with unsulfured molasses and had a good result. So do grass clippings. Hey can I use that straw that they build roofs with as mulch? I was told planting sweet potatoes would, but it didn't work. When next morning the king takes the girl to a larger room fille… 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? I am very interested in trying this method with newspaper and straw... we have lots of extra straw on the farm and I would love to try to use it in order to cut down on weeding time! Soil moisture stays even and calcium can be transferred from the soil to tomatoes easily, preventing the diseases. You can find pine straw in bales at some garden centers. Still, you don't get to be a P.I. It holds water for the bed and reduces watering needs to once every week or two. Submitted by Skinfan on June 20, 2012 - 3:49am. Submitted by zaismas on June 26, 2012 - 10:29am. 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. In the story, straw turns into gold. By Craig Baillie, Bernadette McCabe. I would not be surprised to see the technology being proved in this century, but I doubt it would be scalable to production equipment anytime in the future. 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). 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! Pulling the weeds is the best way to get rid of them. Submitted by Coop Bob on June 26, 2012 - 12:18pm. I like your article very much. 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. 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. Am I doing something wrong? We’ve received only a tenth of normal rainfall and had a huge snow deficient last winter. In the end, it works great and there is nothing better for your garden. Some farmers are very sloppy about the way the harvest and include seed heads. A thick blanket of straw keeps the moisture in soil, slowing evaporation radically. 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. Submitted by Anita Martin on July 21, 2017 - 9:53am. Submitted by Keith Norman on November 5, 2016 - 8:34pm. I plant my vegetable garden in 4 ft by 50 ft raised beds that are 15 inches high, with the soil that exists here (sandy loam), a core down the center that is 12 inches wide with straw wet down well, the core of straw is 10 inches deep, then the soil put back on top. SHARE. As for “Core Gardening,” you have piqued our interest! I used old straw that we used in our dog's house the previous winter, believing that the remaining grain would have fallen from the seed heads. If you leave it, it will turn into mulch! Thank you very much for publishing this kind of article. They are a lot easier to dig and the potatoes are really clean. I never remember this happening when I lived up North--is the wheat harvested differently in the South? This produces intensive results consistently. This prevents wheat from sprouting and does a great job of snuffing out weeds. Submitted by kddunbar on August 19, 2014 - 9:12am. You don’t want to use hay, as it will cause nightmares and plenty of weed pulling. I have spent hours an hours pulling wheat from my garden yet again, defeating the no-weeding goal. The mulch provides a clean blanket upon which melons and pumpkins can grow unblemished. I heard mention of a gardening technique called "Core Gardening" but I cannot see any other references to it. Hi, Submitted by GardenGal4 on June 15, 2013 - 2:43pm. Please fact check before you continue posting this page. Rumpelstiltskin: Tricking the king into believing the miller's daughter can spin straw into gold isn't going to do anything for you. Submitted by Jessie C on June 28, 2014 - 11:06pm. Have you ever heard about this? Check organic gardening sites for nutgrass management strategies. After that, I don't to a thing. You can sign in to vote the answer. Submitted by julie on April 18, 2016 - 6:16pm, i covered my garden in straw over the winter...its almsot a foot deep. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 18, 2012 - 4:25pm. No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold. I am fortunate being relatively close to the ocean, even still not many garden centers carry it. Have you used straw for mulch? Submitted by cindy a on June 30, 2013 - 2:42pm. 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. It may also be a soil-borne disease such as fulsarium wilt (there are others), brought on by failure to rotate crops. Hi, Julie— Based on Doreen’s advice (above), esp in the context of her dry soil, we would say plant! It requires constant attention not to end up with a tangled mess or a broken thread. Will either straw or hay kill nut grass? This year my seeds didn't sprout. Thanks! You can apply mulch once the soil is warmer than 75ºF. Straw bales are inexpensive gold for gardens. 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. Is this normal? Hey folks. I've never had a problem with wind, and I live an area where it gets very gusty. Jealousy Transforming Envy into Joy Envy can be turned into joy for the very person you envy. If you have, this isn't the first time you've heard of the idea of turning something fairly useless into gold. Plant potatoes 4-6 inches deep in the soil. TWEET. Any thoughts? I love the idea!!! It sounds like a great method to me and I'm trying it in my fall garden now. Hay is grown for animal feed and contains protein-rich seed heads that when spread over gardens sprout. More info on MIgardener's youtube channel (search MIgardener core gardening). "As anyone who has tried it knows, spinning is not a mindless task. 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. 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. 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! Everything in the vegetable garden is mulched with a 6-inch layer, including blueberries, Alpine strawberries and cranberries. Hope this helps! So u plant just in the straw or in the ground? Mention agriculture to … I live along the Wisconsin border, 90 miles northwest of Chicago in Zone 5. If so, how deep shall I pile the straw? 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. What does turn into (someone or something) expression mean? So buy the straw from a local farmer; he /she will appreciate it. Do you think it would be OK to put a thicker layer on for my fall plantings? Apparently the rumor that it adds acidity to the soil is a myth (or if it does, it is very slight). 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 planted pumpkin and cucumber starts which have now started to turn yellow and wilt. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. Also, they decompose rapidly, drawing nitrogen and other nutrients from the soil. Can I use the straw at the base of my grape vines? I live a little south of you in Aurora and started using straw as mulch this year. Our Sun will turn into a white dwarf first, but over time ( a lot of time) it will eventually turn into a black dwarf. Do I spread mulch on my squash hills before I see growth? Newspapers ( check and see if they use soy based ink)cover with wood chips holds moisture and keeps the weed in check. Forget turning straw into gold, farmers can turn trash into energy. Submitted by The Editors on June 7, 2017 - 9:37am. Straw can attract mice, pill bugs and slugs so heads up. Gold nucleus has 79 protons whereas Lead nucleus has 82. But, I water the vegetable garden only once a week, despite high temperatures and lack of rain. spontaneous combustion - how does it work? Submitted by The Editors on June 26, 2012 - 2:44pm. Both break down, but they don't draw nutrients from the soil, robbing plants. Submitted by Ryan Lukshis on June 5, 2013 - 10:29am. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. If by morning you can turn this room full of straw into gold, this necklace is yours.” The little man got to work. Could the straw be changing the ph of my soil? I don't know if I will use straw again unless it is very clean. Pine straw can be an excellent option as an attractive mulch for flowers, trees, shrubs, and even the vegetable garden. So there sat the poor miller's daughter, and for the life of her could not tell what to do, she had no idea how straw could be spun into gold, and she grew more and more frightened, until at last she began to weep. as the plants grow I cover with another 6 inches of straw. Submitted by Miranda on June 19, 2016 - 9:24pm. Straw stalks are hollow and don’t compact or mat. How many grams of ammonia, NH3, are produced in the reaction with 50.0 g of N2, nitrogen? Narrator: Gee, I thought, the Wicked Witch hasn't got anything on this guy. Do you till the straw in after the harvest or do you remove it? 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 I even grew a bunch of potatoes in the clay soil, where I added the core of straw. Is it ok for a layer of straw to get wet while watering the plants, since i don't use drop irrigation? 55 Rumpelstiltskin Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 19, 2012 - 5:11pm. In my hot, dry climate where summer temps reach 100 to 110 at 12percent humidity, the soil stays perfectly moist 1 inch deep and all the way down with a watering schedule that is every other day for 10 minutes. Who was the man seen in fur storming U.S. Capitol? If you live in an area of the country that is experiencing rainfall shortage this summer or drought, straw mulch is gold! Submitted by The Editors on July 10, 2015 - 5:47pm. good morning, I enjoy reading all comments and answers I have learned a lot. This may be hard to believe, but the concept of this fairy tale isn't so fa… While this may not be possible in the literal sense, scientists are using sunlight to turn straw into something more valuable. 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. Never had this happen before. It might be that the supplier didn’t thresh before he baled, thereby leaving grain heads that are full of seeds. As an old farm girl (think 1950's and 60's!) I was concerned about the seedlings sprouting up through it. We'd suggest you contact your local county cooperative extension to recommend herbicides approved in your state. Once it is broken down, you can work it into the soil to help structure. Thanks. I put black mesh down before the wheat straw so I know it's not coming from the ground. I use a foot or two of straw atop the potato bed to grow clean potatoes that can be easily harvested. Get your answers by asking now. Pine needles work, too. Many have dreamed of being able to turn straw into gold like the fabled Rumpelstiltskin. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! It is also documented to speed up composting. This approach has the gardener bury straw (do not know how much) down the center of the vegetable bed, about a foot down. Submitted by Angie Mc on May 8, 2014 - 1:35pm. It takes me years to remove the ever sprouting wheat from my garden. Once upon a time there was a miller who was poor, but who had a beautiful daughter. No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold. We came up empty-handed when researching the method. Where can i find more information on growing potatoes in staw? Submitted by Anita Martin on July 21, 2017 - 9:49am. I has worked well as a grass killer tho, as I am attempting to go grass free. But there are pitfalls to this new flexibility that need to be considered before any such changes are made. Lead Can Be Turned into Gold. Also will sweet potatoesgrow that way too? "Straw" is the left over stem from the harvest of wheat, barley, oats and other similar grains. A thick straw mulch also fosters the growth of large pumpkins, winter squash and watermelons. Could be a story…. Submitted by Clyde Forbes on June 8, 2020 - 9:28am. Keep doing that until you have a straw layer at least 18 inches tall. Thanks!! 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. I live in upstate NY and am concerned about attractign slugs and beetles with the straw. i have used straw in my veg garden for years, and really good on holding the weeds too. The size and shape of the hole would help you to identify the critter. A thick layer seems to hold itself together. 4. Digging wheat out in over 100 degree heat is getting old. Straw helps keep moisture in the soil which slows down evaporation. Straw and gold share all the same subatomic particles. Friday, November 3, 2017 7:39 AM UTC . One might suspect that the mysterious little man was using some highly advanced nuclear reactions to convert the nuclei of the atoms in the … ? 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. What about for a wet year? The girl turned to the heaps of straw before her and, having no idea how to spin straw into gold, began to cry. Luckily they pull out easily! Best way to kill it and all the rhizomes that make it spread is to douse plants with 20 percent agricultural-grade white vinegar in early spring before planting. The king calls for the girl, shuts her in a tower room filled with straw and a spinning wheel, and demands she spin the straw into gold by morning or he will cut off her head. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on June 30, 2012 - 9:23pm. Thus the beautiful golden color and the mostly empty pods on the heads of each "straw". Grass clippings cook the dirt and add a nitrogen blast and leaves break down and mess with the PH as well. Actually, straw can be spun into gold. I have purchased straw for the past two years, but there are lots of oat seeds that sprout, which us disapppointing. But, straw saves me money, crops, and my sanity, which is golden to my thinking. Help! Moisture trickles down to lower levels, plus the straw slow evaporation. A stone that can turn iron into gold. Do rats like straw on the ground like they do in a barn? 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. Actually producing it from the grain scraps is very cheap. Any mulch is going to draw slugs and beetles. Submitted by joanQ on May 27, 2015 - 2:53pm, Submitted by bert w johnson on June 27, 2012 - 12:09pm. Higher will produce more potatoes. The creature wanted the girls necklace in exchange for all of the straw in the room to be turned into gold. If you use pine needles though, you need to be careful of the pH in your soil. The seeds cannot germinate without salt water and the hay is covered with trace minerals from the sea. SASKATOON - December 2, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Many have dreamed of being able to turn straw into gold like the fabled Rumpelstiltskin. when we subject it to various metallurgical processes it gets converted to gold. I only put a thin layer (less than an inch) over my radishes and carrots as the seeds are directly sown. 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. The night turned into day. and thus are sprayed onto grass crops (like the grains from which come your straw!) Straw bales are inexpensive gold for gardens. Whirr, whirr, whirr, until morning. A lifelong gardener shares the endless lessons she’s learned from her garden over the years, in hopes of making your own gardening just that much easier! Tubers form in the straw and crops are always bigger when I use the straw mulch. the soils gotten pretty compacted underneath. It could be failure to rotate crops and/or nitrogen deficiency. Does the straw hold in too much moisture? Suddenly, the girl heard the door creak open slowly. Bury your soaker hoses under it and you're all set. This is the first time I've really been able to grow root vegetables without having to buy new dirt for the garden areas. Hay bales are inexpensive garden helpers! A correction. You can mulch their beds with straw to preserve moisture, but plant stems will not produce in a thick straw layer. Any ideas as to why it's growing from the wheat straw? Time to get the tiller out in this 100 degree weather. It comes down to: know your source! When the girl was brought to him he led her into a room full of straw, gave her a spinning-wheel and spindle, and said: “Now set to work and spin all night till early dawn, and if by that time you haven’t spun the straw into gold you shall die.” Then he closed the door behind him and left her alone inside. By John Matson on January 31, 2014; Share on … Custom programming and server maintenance by. After seeds sprout and you thin, put a thick layer of straw mulch on, around each seedling. "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. Submitted by Mijames on June 6, 2014 - 4:33pm. Submitted by Skinfan on June 17, 2012 - 5:31am. 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. Does 'pine straw' have the same qualities? Can leaves be used in the same way? The girl again begins to cry and then the creature appears again to cut another deal with her. 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? thanks, Submitted by The Editors on April 19, 2016 - 3:58pm. Same problem here. The plants thrive, never get leaf diseases and produce intensively. This friendly mold cooperates with Mycorrhizae and enhances nutrient transfer to plant roots. Gold would then be so abundant that it would have no value. Submitted by Max on July 9, 2016 - 11:38am. Can u clearify the potato in the straw planting? Perhaps you can aks your source for more information and share it with us? Submitted by karlene on June 18, 2012 - 11:15pm. Can straw be spun into gold? 16 COMMENTS. I drip irrigate on the surface with a drip line with holes every 6 inches. Water and the straw so heads up completely false ; gold can not germinate salt! Farm girl ( think 1950 's and 60 's! importance of buying only straw... 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