Monday, August 15, 2016

Field Sparrows and Meadow Larks

One opinion suggests that late summer and fall grass cuttings make better Compost. The early year cuttings are mostly water. Whether the early cuttings or later cuttings are more nutritious, I have no clue. But I do know that the later cuttings of most grasses are more fibrous, which augers well for longer lasting humus in compost, and here I don't mean the Chickpea humus.

The other area of consideration is that later cuttings of grasses often have their seeds ripening. Fuel for the struggling Field Sparrows who will have forage in the cut grass through winter, and more often than not, if composted, some of these seeds will find their way through the composting process and end up in the Vegetable bed. Nor have I had the joy of seeing a Meadow Lark for a good few years.

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