Denny HenkeBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingPermaculture experimenter, avid amateur astronomer, science nut, Apple nerd, graphic & web designer. I live in a tiny house (12x16) in the woods of Missouri.May 19, 2016I actually consider it a bonus at this point if my straw sprouts. I’ve intersown oats through pretty much everything this year because they are so easy to pull out and can just be laid back down on the surface.Totally, I’ve used straw bales for this in the past and will supplement with it throughout the…Tim Boucher11Ha!! Very true. Let the sun and elements grow more mulch from the mulch.