Grass, another homestead crop : LUSENET : A Country Singletree : One Thread

Another nice thing about modern homesteading is that you can let your grass grow to eight inches and its for "agricultural use". I have a heavy growth of clover and wild grasses in my yard and by letting it get this deep between cuttings, I can layer it in the low seep at the back of my property to decompose into high grade topsoil while also controlling the groundwater seepage. Next season I intend to begin harvesting the 100 ft strip in 20 ft increments to mix with my produced worm castings and kitty litter to sell as potting mix. I'm estimating that this process should yield between 1500 and 2000 one cubic foot bags per harvest.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, April 17, 2002


Have you considered using your worm casting and marketing them as high quality indoor plant tea bags? This is something that has caught my attention, tea bags full of compost and/or worm casting and selling them in a packet like Lipton 6-pack of tea bags to people that have lots of indoor plants.

-- BC (, April 17, 2002.

I have thought of that also. Just haven't been able to figure the best way to seal the bags yet.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, April 17, 2002.

Nichols Garden Nursery carries tea bags that seal with a household iron, 180 one cup bags for $5.95. Seems that creating a mixture with bat guano, worm casting and compost would yield an exotic sounding mixture, wouldn't need a lot of bat guano, just enough to be able to use it in marketing.

Seems that it would be easier to sell than heavy bags of compost.

-- BC (, April 18, 2002.

At first glance I thought you meant the smoking kind!

-- lol (, April 20, 2002.

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