Straw Bale Garden Trellis Tips

by Dan330
Best selling author Joel Karsten gives us tips for setting up your straw bale garden and trellis. For the blog article and video by Joel go to:
Close up of wire trellis structure over bales.
More of the structure with plants growing through it.
This is Joel's garden in Roseville, MN. Here you can see the full design with fence posts at the end of the straw bale rows, wire for the trellis and a 2 X 4 between the posts for spacing.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Lynn Lynn on Jul 04, 2016
    Do you plant your plants right into the bales?

  • PAM6237301 PAM6237301 on Sep 21, 2016
    Are the roots in the dirt under the bale of straw? Do you hollow out an area for it to grow up and out of?

  • Rhonda Pennick Rhonda Pennick on Dec 26, 2016
    what is the purpose of the wood or 2x4's on top and how do you attach them to the t stakes? thanks :)

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  • Rhonda Pennick Rhonda Pennick on Dec 26, 2016
    i set mine up with the t stakes holding the 5 bales snug and i am letting them set over winter for spring planting. but i dont understand why or know how to attach the wood on the top. thank you for your advice.