I've got a base of gravel & some compost spread in my box and the potatoes are just starting to push up through the soil so I think it's time to add some straw to the top of my pile.
I've got free access to a moldy old round bale of hay just outside my garden OR I can drive around trying to find someone to sell me ONE bale of straw (the farmer may possibly have one if I'm lucky).
Can anyone give me an idea of what they've done in the past?
I used that hay for mulch last year & weeds from the hay really weren't an issue. Plus I'm thinking if I pull some off then lay it in the sun for the rest of the day it will kill the mold spores (at least the worst of them). Or is this a total recipe for disaster & I should go put the effort into finding some straw?