A Few Clouds ~
High: 68°F ~ Low: 43°F
Monday, Apr. 20, 2015
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.
Showing most recent comments first
[Show in chronological order instead]
- Blog RSS feed
- Comments RSS feed
- Send email to Steve Mills
Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
Hot topicsGarden club social coming up this Friday April 24th.
(1 ~ 4:24 PM, Apr 19)
Tomato intervention needed. Specifically Cherokee Purple tomatoes!
Good Sunday morning everyone!
Do you remember the singing duo Mr. & Mrs. Garvey?
Ou next garden club meeting is Friday April 24!