In a few short weeks Dad and I will be planting our next straw-bale garden. And, in keeping with our tradition, we're planning on doubling in size from last year. Back in the fall, we bought 15 bales and set 12 of them out to begin composting over the winter. We'll use the remaining 3 … Continue reading Garden Planning 2015
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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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
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…
A couple of weeks ago I shared about my adventures in Straw Bale Gardening here. Since then, the plants have really taken off! See for yourself: First Planting: One Month After Planting: *We did have to replace 1 tomato plant after something ate it. The plant in the front, second from the right, is the … Continue reading 10 Advantages to Straw-Bale Gardening