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A regional term for marijuana cigarette

straw

1. mature, dry foliage of a cereal crop after the grain has been harvested by a header or by threshing. Has very low digestibility, energy and protein content. Used principally as bedding but in some economies is used as feed. Causes impaction of the rumen in cattle and ileocecal valve in horses. Is more digestible if chopped and fed with a protein supplement or urea. If left standing in the field is referred to as stubble. When fed in this way there is a variable amount of spilt grain available also.
2. a hollow, plastic tube used for the storage of frozen semen. See also french straws.

straw eating
a vice in stabled horses which may require muzzling to avoid the occurrence of impaction colic.
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Other compostable items: Wood ash Cardboard Paper towels and bags Cardboard tubes Egg boxes Fruit and veg scraps Tea bags Coffee grounds Old flowers Bedding plants Old straw and hay Vegetable plant remains Strawy manures Young hedge clippings Soft prunings Perennial weeds Gerbil, hamster and rabbit bedding
More than half the work can be done in advance by incorporating well-rotted manure or garden compost into the plot or by digging out a trench in the autumn and progressively half-filling it with water-retentive strawy manure or compost before returning the soil prior to sowing.
3 Mulch around all your fruit trees with compost, strawy manure or even last autumn's grass mowings and leaves after applying a slow-release feed to encourage growth throughout the season.