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.
Use a bale or two in your Straw Bale Garden to grow summer bulbs. At the end of the season, you can simply cut the strings on the bales, and pick up your bulbs that have now doubled or tripled in size. Store them over winter and replant again in the spring. An average bale can hold 100 gladiolus bulbs. Using a bale as the "nursery" for your bulbs means NO DIGGING in the fall, less disease, earlier flowers, fewer insects, and best of all NO DIGGING. You can cut the flowers and leave the leave...
straw bale gardening | the Love of Family: How to plant a straw bale garden
People with less than desirable soil conditions, thin soil and limited space have had great success raising vegetables where they previously were unable to.
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)
When the tomatoes are ripening they can need a lot of water. Check out this slick system for keeping your straw bale garden watered.
Hay or Straw Bale Garden
this is how my hay bale garden will look this year. Fresh veggies, can't wait!!