Welcome to Straw Bale Planting!
 

Let's get digging!

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Benefits:

Straw Bale planting is easy! 
FUN and GREAT for beginners


Great for someone disabled or with limited  mobility

Overcomes poor soil

Good for small spaces /  patios / decks

Environmentally friendly - you can compost your straw bales at the end of the season!

Easy to garden organically!

Generates interest / neighbors/conversations

Can grow veggies and flowers

 

Potential challenges

 Can be water intensive

Takes time to "season" the bales

 

 

Before Beginning: 

Be sure you use straw not HAY.  Hay will sprout too many weeds. 

*   Reinforce your bales with extra twine or I place a stake at each end.  The bailing twine can decompose over time. 

*   Start your bales several weeks ahead of when you wish to plant them.  (minimum 10-14 days) Decomposition is an exothermic process, this means that substantial heat is released as the fresh straw is broken down. This can damage seed or seedlings placed directly into a fresh bale that has not "seasoned". 

*   Consider carefully placement, and position of the sun.  You will not be able to move them after they are watered and growing.   Full sun is best for veggies. *   Plan to put your taller items behind shorter ones in relationship to the sun
*   Ok to use seeds or already established market plants.

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