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Mulching with grass clippings

Asparagus bed mulched with grass clippingsOur new mulch machine is the most amazing  lawn mower I've ever touched.  It starts on one light pull, and runs so quietly and smoothly!  Then out of its bag comes delicious clippings which, after drying on a tarp on a sunny day, turn into what Organic Gardening Magazine decided is both the most aesthetically pleasing and the most nutritious  (highest nitrogen) mulch around.

Last year, I struggled to keep the "lawn" mowed.  This year, I'm begging the grass and weeds to grow faster!  One cutting yielded only enough to mulch a single asparagus bed and I've got a couple hundred more beds in need of weed control.  I guess I'll have to hunker down and deal with weeds the old fashioned way.

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