For the past four years, my Dad and I have kept a small garden. This is our third year to do the bulk of our planting in straw bales. You can read more about year 1 and year 2 here. I've written about the cost benefits of straw bale gardening here. This year, we've moved … Continue reading StrawBale Garden – Year 3
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I am so happy to report that despite the initial lack of growth, my home straw bale garden is finally starting to take off. We've been steadily soaking the bales with a mix of miracle grow and water, and friends, it has made a world of difference. We've even got a volunteer pumpkin vine overtaking … Continue reading A Greener Garden
This year, I'm tending two straw-bale gardens: one at home & one at work. Both are doing ok, but not as well as I had hoped based on last year's experience. At home, we've harvested several large tomatoes, but our plants themselves are still really spindle-y. Additionally, the first few tomatoes we picked were rather … Continue reading Straw-Bale Garden Updates
Today I noticed that the Honeysuckles outside my office had begun to bloom leaving a heavenly smell in the parking lot - which is a nice greeting to the beginning and end of the day. I adore honeysuckles, and I swear I'd fill my yard with them if I thought Dad would let me. There's … Continue reading Now Appearing: Summer’s Yellow Blossoms
Few things are more satisfying than a fresh-picked, garden tomato dusted with salt. Yet, try as you might, you simply cannot find that delicious, mouth-watering, pure-happiness taste in a tomato purchased at a grocery store. And, I'll wager that the same goes for any number of your favorite fruit and vegetables. Fortunately, growing your own … Continue reading Cost Benefits of Starting Your Own Straw-Bale Garden
I don't know about you, but I am so, so happy to be welcoming Spring to Arkansas. Seriously, it's been a long time coming. It seems that Winter was determined to linger, and linger she did. Fortunately, we're finally starting to hit the mid 60s and see more and more sunny days. And, with daylight … Continue reading Currently…