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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.

This year I can mulch everything like never before.

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.

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.