This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

salt marsh hay

trunck full of hay
I found some mulching hay today. Two bales just barely fit in my trunk. Salt marsh hay is supposed to be good as it has less weed seeds than hay. It looks nice, protects plant roots and retains moistiure in the soil during the hot summer. Two bales will last a while for me, so I'll cover the extra with a tarp and save it.

I'll wait til our weather dries up until I put it on my plants. That certainly won't be tomorrow as the rain storm of the year predicted to arrive soon. I hope my garden doesn't get washed away....



Blogger kblueberrygirl said...


I've been looking for salt marsh hay for my garden this year. Last year I bought it at Mahoney's but they are out. I tried Russel's garden center and they don't carry it.

Can I ask where you got yours?



June 11, 2008 3:39 PM

Blogger B-Bike-G said...

I too am looking for salt march hay somewhere in metrowest, did you ever make any progress with finding any?

gregorrohda AT yahoo DOT com

October 06, 2008 12:54 PM

Blogger Jonathan said...

I bought a bale of salt marsh hay at Gilmores in Walpole this weekend (May 16th)

May 17, 2009 8:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Essex Coop in Topsfield has salt marsh hay. . .

June 10, 2009 8:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it work well for you?

November 11, 2009 3:33 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Very well. It lasts several years.

November 12, 2009 11:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/4/09..just happened on the site/blog. I was at Mahoneys Rte 20 Wayland eve of 12/2 and they had a quantity of Saly Marsh Hay

December 04, 2009 10:31 AM

Blogger kathy said...


December 04, 2009 10:37 AM

Blogger p said...

Hello every one !! i am with new england wet lands
and we have a lot of salt hay fell free to call me at 617 765-2114 thanks

October 19, 2010 11:43 AM

Blogger kathy said...

What is New England Wet Lands? Why do you have free hay?

October 19, 2010 5:34 PM


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