Monday August 15th 2016Tim
suggests that late summer and fall grass cuttings make
better Compost. The early year cuttings are mostly
water. Whether the early cuttings or later cuttings are
more nutritious, I have no clue. But I do know that the
later cuttings of most grasses are more fibrous, which
augers well for longer lasting humus in compost, and
here I don't mean the Chickpea humus.
area of consideration is that later cuttings of grasses
often have their seeds ripening. Fuel for the struggling
Field Sparrows who will have forage in the cut grass through
winter, and more often than not, if composted, some of these
seeds will find their way through the composting process and
end up in the Vegetable bed. Nor have I had the joy of
seeing a Meadow Lark for a good few years.