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Mulch-corn stalks

Hi all garden mulchers,   I live in S.Minn. in the middle of endless 
corn fields and it never ocurred to me until this morning that those 
corn stalks might make good, free mulch, if run through the 
chipper/shredder!  It takes so many leaves, shredded to make any 
quantity of mulch and it's a lot of work to get the branches run 
through our little chipper.  So I went out and got a wheel barrow 
full of corn stalks, and ran them the shredder.  It made beautiful 
fluffy mulch, not too fine, and I think it would break down fast like 
leaves and not have to worry about robbing nitrogen like wood chips. 
QUESTION:  Has anyone on the list tried this and were you happy with 
the results?  Pros? Cons?  If I don't learn any negatives, I will go 
ahead and try it and let you all know next year how it works.  Linda 
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