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Where can I find straw for mulch in Ottawa?

Postby hmk1221 » Apr 03, 2012 11:04 am

Hi,
I'm looking for some straw to mulch my veggie garden this year and am not sure where to find it in the Ottawa area.
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Re: Where can I find straw for mulch in Ottawa?

Postby Eeyore » Apr 03, 2012 11:44 am

Are there any farm supply stores in your area? You may be able to find some there. In the fall you can usually find it at pet supply stores butr that could be difficult at this time of year.
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Re: Where can I find straw for mulch in Ottawa?

Postby Countryboy » Apr 03, 2012 5:40 pm

I'm surrounded here by dairy farms. So is Ottawa . . . within a distance. ALL of them have bales of straw. If u talk nicely to the farmer.

Maybe meet them at a local farmer's market.
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Re: Where can I find straw for mulch in Ottawa?

Postby Dumbo » Apr 08, 2012 5:50 am

Yesterday, in another topic, "styric" mentioned she gets some stuff via those "freecycle" sites.

I did a quick search to see what's floating around and spotted bales of straw about 30-40 minutes outside downtown Ottawa for 3$/bale.

Think I saw this on craigslist.org or kijiji.ca. I didn't keep the link, but recalled someone here was looking for it.
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Re: Where can I find straw for mulch in Ottawa?

Postby Countryboy » Apr 08, 2012 9:06 am

When u just buy a few bales at a time, $3 is a decent price.
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