Gardening Methods: Straw Bale Gardening

gardening methodLast year I decided to try a new gardening method so I planted my first straw bale garden.

It was inexpensive, really easy, and worked great! I only used a few bales, but I harvested a surprisingly substantial amount of produce, especially cucumbers (I love cucumbers) and herbs. The garden also produced a lot of cantaloupes . . . but something ate them before they could be harvested. (Hmmph…)

Anyway, for those of you haven’t tried straw bale gardening, I’ve got a video for you that will get you started.


 
 

As with all things gardening, there are variations on the straw bale gardening method, but I think the one in the video is about as easy as it gets. So I hope you’ll give it a try.

As an added bonus (and as is pointed out in the video), straw bale gardening doesn’t require as much bending as regular beds do so if you suffer from back problems or whatever, you should definitely give this method a try.

As another added bonus, this is would be a fun way to garden with children, and who doesn’t want to encourage children to garden?

I hope you enjoyed today’s video and will give straw bale gardening a try. If you have tried straw bale gardening, post a comment and let us know what you thought of it.

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