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Straw Bale Garden

comments (4) June 29th, 2010 in gallery
Jalgie Jalgie, member
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Our first year of straw bale gardening is a success.  One bale with tomato plants is slanting, I will build that up with another bale and compost.



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Comments (4)

rushgarden writes: Why can't you use hay bales? Posted: 3:18 pm on May 30th
Jalgie writes: There were 4 bales of straw (although I think I had one bale that was hay becuase it started to sprout). I put the bales down, put 2/3" of compost manure on top, watered it for 14 days (allowing the straw to cook), used fish emulsion to help with the cooking process; after 14 days, I planted actual plants; I over-crowded them, but 2 per bale is probably better. I had an abundance of tomatoes, cukes, peppers and end of season, I had 15 cantalopes! I've started my straw garden for 2011 season. Posted: 8:05 am on June 2nd
epeavey1 writes: In the photo with the bale and tomatoes that are planted. Did you open up the bale completely then add the compost or soil in the middle of the bale? Did you get many tomatoes? What else did you plant in this bale? Posted: 7:09 am on December 30th
epeavey1 writes: I would like to try this next Spring. How much compost or soil did you use to plant the tomatoes and other vegetables? Did you plant one plant on each end of the straw bale? Was it straw or hay bales? Posted: 9:34 am on December 20th
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