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Michele17farrow added on March 27, 2017 | Answered

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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Alisma
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Answered on March 27, 2017

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:
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74145.html

The heat of the bales should kill some of them too.

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