Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut and dried to be stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for large grazing animals.
- Organic insulator
- Animal fodder
- Mulch. Spread spoiled hay under your flowers and vegetables as an organic mulch.
- Soil Amendments.
- Make A Garden Bed.
- For germinating seeds
- Weed reducer
Hay makes a great insulator because it is full of air pockets, air being a great thermal break that does not allow heat to be transferred to sensitive areas like inside barns where animals are living
HOW TO MAKE HAY BED
It is a great mulch for growing flowers and vegetables, and you’ll get a fantastic yield. To start a garden, with seeds or starters,
- first create a thick layer of hay, up to eight inches (20 cm.), right over your garden soil.
- Nextly add the seeds or plants to be grown
- better choose short plants
HOW TO MAKE HAY COMPOST
- Learning how to compost hay is a simple matter of building a square with old hay bales.
- Lay out a number of bales to create a square outline,
- Then add a second layer of bales to build up the walls on the back and sides.
- Fill the middle of the square with all the materials to compost.