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Farmer Eriksson discovered another roll of flax straw and brought it over, just when I had nearly used up the first one.

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This year I can mulch everything like never before.

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But it’s a lot of work. One of these days I will write a rant about the evils of mulching.

The main path and central swirls are mulched after the first thorough microweeding.

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Flax straw is my favorite mulch material. Grass cuttings are better as a fertilizer, but flax stays dry, is nice to walk and crawl on and lasts much longer. It is stiff and scratchy – very stimulating to the bare feet. Worms like it too. At the end of the year I can rake it up and save it for the next season.

Now I can crawl to work, if need be, on a soft dry linen mat.