Straw Bale Gardening, great in all climates from the Arctic to the Caribbean islands!

Straw Bale Gardening is essentially container gardening, without the cost of a container or the planting mix to fill it. Just buy a bale of straw, go through the "conditioning" process and plant, then water, then harvest, it is about that simple. Get the full details at www.strawbalegardens.com
No weeding, raised beds make access easier, tomato plants love this method of gardening. Great for potatoes also, no digging! Anything that grows in the soil will do well in the bales also.
Early in the season, make the straw bales into a greenhouse, the "conditioning" of the bale below emits lots of heat during the process which warms the root zone and protects plants on the surface from frost. They love this up in the Arctic Circle in AK and Canada. See more at www.strawbalegardens.com
Planting annuals in the sides also makes the garden look attractive as well as productive.
Direct seeding into a seedbed of sterile Planting Mix on the surface of the bales. These seedlings grow rapidly due to the extra warmth from the decomposing bale below. Once seeded, cover with the plastic sheeting to protect from critters, frost, hard rain etc. See more information at www.strawbalegardens.com

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  • Sherrie Slaboda Sherrie Slaboda on Apr 24, 2019

    Joel I looked for grass hay and straw bales and still haven't found one that will ship one or two bales at a decent price. I just want to try them as I think the concept is great.


  • Christine Loranger Christine Loranger on Mar 24, 2021

    This year will be my 3rd year hay bale gardening. I will never in ground garden again!!! I would suggest placing carpenters mesh under your bales to prevent rodents from eating your plants and root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes as I learned...

    My first year (45 bales) I am certain people thought I was nuts!!! Even I was a little worried. Anyway, my garden was beautiful. Last year(60 bales), it was even better!!! Maybe my newfound confidence helped, lol. Anyway my garden filled our freezers and provided some for another 6 families as well.

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