Anyone tried Ruth Stout hay gardening in AZ
I recently came across Ruth Stout's method of gardening---basically just cover the garden floor with 6"-8" layer of hay and plant in there. Sounds good. However, the heat(100+) and very dry weather might prevent the hay from breaking down(just my thought) sort of mummified/dried hay. Anyone tried the Ruth Stout's method in AZ?
My second question was about buying hay on craigs list, especially the alfa-alfa bales. are those mulched hay bales? or can i get it mulched? I have a 25'x12' backyard garden how many bales would I require for a 8" layer of hay?
I have a few vegetables going eggplant okras etc, can I use the hay mulch with them or will it be a problem?
BTW Bokashi works great in az heat even meat goes in with no issues