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Garden Gleanings - Growing in balesPosted Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 11:55 AM
cherokee2's straw bale beds with frames
cherokee2 responded to a different blog about the wet weather and mentioned growing in bales. It thought it would be a good blog of its' own so I will open it up with a few questions.
Does it matter if it is hay or straw?
Do you cut out a section to put some potting soil in?
Do you prep the bales in any way? How do you maintain the bales during the growing season?
I can guess what you do with it after the season, but how long can you keep a bale going?
Could you explain it in more depth? Why you like it, etc?
Of course, anyone can jump in and ask questions or share their experience growing in bales. For those with challenged soil, it could be a real blessing. It also provides great organic matter for next growing season.
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