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Straw for mulching

This might seem like a silly question, but where can I buy straw from?! I'd like some to mulch around my strawberries and squashes but I can't seem to find any in garden centres. Thanks!


  • I buy my straw from a animals feed supplier, I'm lucky Its just up the road I can buy half a bale then I share it with friends. Its a lot cheaper than getting it from a pet shop or garden centre.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,359

    If you can't find any from an animal feed supplier, try Petsathome or Petsrus or whatever they're called - it'll be an expensive way to buy it, but ............ 

    You could try a local stables, but many of them use shredded paper and other things for bedding nowadays, and most farms tend to use the Big Bales, which would be totally impractical.


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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I got mine from pets at home

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    We bought ours from our greengrocer.  Ask, he may know someone.  Also look at the small ads in your local paper.  Or look in Yellow Pages.

  • AWBAWB Posts: 421

    £2.50 a bale from the local farmer.

    Use any excess mixed with grass cuttings to make compost.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I got mine from a farm up the road but didn't even know he supplied it, but found it by looking up straw suppliers in my area on the internet and bingo.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Not sure if its essential, i have always mulched mine, but due to health problems, i missed quite a lot of gardening this year, my strawbs look as healthy as ever and dont seem dirty, however they are in a raised bed. Just saying, dont worry if you cant get any image
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