Next Experiment: “straw bale” gardening

This year our gardening experiment is going to be “straw bale” gardening I think – provided, of course, we can get some straw bales. We have been “reading up” on the process and it sounds like it would work well as an adjunct to our regular “lasagna gardening” technique.

Here’s a link to a story about how to get started.

Here is a picture that illustrate different ways of building these beds:Check out this How To demonstration. This video is six parts…be sure to watch them all. It is very thorough.

I was also curious if bales could be conditioned without chemical fertilizers. Another site I found said to use manure tea during the initial watering phase.

As usual we’ll try to keep updates posted on this project.


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