Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)

Bad soil? No soil? Plant in straw bales instead

Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design) Wonder if this would work?

Quote: "It takes two hours to set up a 300-square-foot garden that requires no roto-tilling -- no digging at all! -- and, even in drought-stricken California, only needs to be watered every ten days or so."

Another pinner says. No-dig, low-water garden. Quote: "It takes two hours to set up a garden that requires no roto-tilling -- no digging at all! -- and, even in drought-stricken California, only needs to be watered every ten days or so.

straw bale gardening | the Love of Family: How to plant a straw bale garden

Instructions - Straw Bale Garden Interesting idea for this summer! Now just need to get the house.

Growing potatoes in a straw bale garden, easy harvesting

Potato harvest from bales is easy, with no fork or shovel, simply cut the strings and kick over the bales, and pick up the potatoes. No marks on the…

Bad soil? No soil? Plant in straw bales instead.

Bad soil? No soil? Plant in straw bales instead

In this publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press, Minnesota author and gardener, Joel Karsten, picks tomatoes from his straw bale gard.

How to Make a Straw Bale Garden

How to Make a Straw Bale Garden - a gardening method where your crops are planted directly into a straw or hay bale where they grow for the entire season.

Planting annuals in the sides also makes the garden look attractive as well as productive. I can't wait to get my straw bales all planted.

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

Planting annuals in the sides also makes the garden look attractive as well as productive. I can& wait to get my straw bales all planted.

People with less than desirable soil conditions, thin soil and limited space have had great success raising vegetables where they previously were unable to.

People with less than desirable soil conditions, thin soil and limited space have had great success raising vegetables where they previously were unable to., gardening ideas, how to garden

plant potatoes in straw bales. ( NOT hay).  Hay has too much weed seed in it.

Looking for a new way to make your garden more productive? Try straw bale gardening. Here's how it works. Purchase straw bales (not hay) and condition them wi…

strawbale cold frame

Straw Bale & Glass Cold Frame - To keep growing in winter weather, consider this low cost clever idea. Insulate your garden with straw or hay bales & cover with glass (in this case old sliding doors) to retain heat. Wonder if this really works?

When the tomatoes are ripening they can need a lot of water. Check out this slick system for keeping your straw bale garden watered.

Watering a Straw Bale Garden

Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design) Wonder if this would work?

Watering a Straw Bale Garden

Watering a Straw Bale Garden

My strawbale garden Despite an error in fertilizer at the start, my garden is finally planted and looks to be doing well. Thanks to Joel Karstens for his input so I could salvage the planting season and this new endeavor.

I have always used straw for mulch in the garden to conserve moisture and keep down the weeds, this is a great idea, LOVE IT!

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

Straw Bale Gardening, great in all climates from the Arctic to the Car… :: Hometalk

Hay or Straw Bale Garden

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