Straw bale gardening: 1st year and am still conditioning bales. I now have a small lawn of weed seedlings growing on top with all the nitrogen and water added! The\'re starting to heat up....can I expect the impending heat to FRY those unwanted seedlings?? They were quite easy to pull out the first couple of days, but not so much now, as it is a mat'o grass! Help! I did not intend to use plastic to help them heat up as I live in the Atlanta area and it is already heating up outside.....maybe black plastic for greenhouse effect will fry them?? Thank you!!
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If you have that many grass seedlings growing, you may have a hay bale instead of a straw bale- hay is harvested after it's gone to seed, so it can create a difficult weed problem. But, you can probably kill the weeds by solarizing them with plastic sheets, as you've suggested:
The heat of the bales should kill some of them too.