GardenStraw Organic provides a natural, sustainable and convenient solution to growing a healthier, more vibrant garden. We know how important it is to be confident in what you’re putting into your soil. Through our unique and innovative cleaning process, we create a bright, fresh, pure and natural garden mulch that is perfect in length and form to encourage healthy plant life and soil conditions.
Extremely versatile, GardenStraw Organic can be used in gardens, raised beds, containers and pots planted with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees/shrubs and flowers. It’s also great for lawn seeding applications.
- Made from certified organic wheat straw
- Conserves water by up to 50%
- Prevents weed growth
- Improves soil health
- Protects plants from soil-borne diseases
- Excellent carbon material for composting
- Acts as natural cushion for knees and joints and is soft to walk on in bare feet
- Sustainably sourced / Renewable resource
Beginning of the gardening season: 3 easy steps!
Step 1: Weed your garden prior to application
Step 2: Place a 2-3 inch layer of straw while remaining 1 inch away from crowns and stems
Step 3: Water thoroughly - this ensures the straw stays in place naturally!
During the gardening season:
- Water as needed - Simply push back a little of the straw mulch so you can test the soils’ moisture
- Re-apply mulch when the previous layer of straw is breaking down and getting thin (1-3 times, depending on length of growing season).
At the end of the gardening season:
Simply mix it back into the soil or leave it as protection for your soil! GardenStraw decomposes quickly and improves your soils’ health and fertility.
Is GardenStraw Organic 100% wheat seed free?
Due to the nature of the certified organic wheat plant, not all wheat seeds are removed from the straw during harvest. Through our unique and all-natural process, we filter out most wheat seeds. While we strive to remove every wheat seed, it’s not a perfect process; therefore, occasional wheat seeds will sneak through and may sprout in your garden.
That said, unlike grass and weeds, once the wheat seedling is removed (easy to pluck), it won’t regrow and you will continue to experience the many benefits of the GardenStraw Organic mulch - water conservation, weed growth prevention, protecting soils’ microbiome and plants from soil borne diseases, and more.
This is good stuff. Yes, there are some seeds that sprout, but they are very easy to pull. I'd much rather pull these seedings than chickweed, dandelions, crabgrass, shotweed, thistle, and any other weed seed that lands in my vegetable garden. It retains moisture and stays in place once wet.
None of my seedlings died, so it seems to me that it truly is organic; there are some wheat seeds that germinated (I think), but weeds are a part of gardening so stfu
Great texture, mats together really well after a few waterings, and happy it comes from an organic source (so I'm presuming no glyphosate/etc. was used on the source crop). Yeah some grassy weeds will sprout out of it but that's not a big deal for me.
Disappointed. I wanted to like this product, but I am getting so many blades of grass sprouting. Not seedless advertised.
Like others, I'm having seeds sprout from the straw. Very disappointing as straw isn't supposed to have seeds.
been loving this product for 2 seasons, haven't experienced any weeds really. the occasional green sprout here and there but it's extremely obvious and easy to pull while watering. helps retain moisture very well and easily distributed among my many veggie plants
Used this to mulch 3 hard neck garlic beds this past winter. Since it was my first season with a veggie garden, I didn't realize that all the beautiful growth I was seeing was actually some kind of grain. It became more obvious when I noticed actual wheat grains appearing at the tops. Now, it's May and garlic should be harvested in the next 1 - 2 months. After hours of cutting back the wheat growth, all I see are small and stunted garlic in all 3 beds. I ordered 3 bales, since I'd planned to mulch the other beds as well. Thankfully, I didn't. Now, I've almost 2 whole bales left of unusable straw mulch.
Love this garden straw. Sure there are a few seeds that sprouts from the straw but i do not find it a big deal to pull. Use this as mulch in my raised beds and have also used it to top my compost bin when i dont have browns.
I really wanted this to work abs it did until all the little wheat blades started popping up everywhere! I'm worried it'll compete with my garlic for nutrients!
I HATE wood chips and when I first saw some videos with straw mulch, I wanted to try it out. I found this stuff from the Epic Gardening channel and bought 5 bags. I used it to mulch everything in 2021 and loved it. I did have some grass sprouts, but it wasn't too bad and I can live with the occasional sprouts if I don't have to deal with wood chip mulch ever again.