Just try it: Straw bale gardening

Just try it: Straw bale gardening

Ever thought of growing a garden from straw bales? Here’s ours from News 3!

Sometimes I take for granted the fun things we do at work. Susan is here with our resident gardener Linda Barcz of   The Bruce Company walking through our straw bale garden and reaping some of the veggies.

What is straw bale gardening? It’s simply just a different   kind of container gardening

Read up on strawbalegardens.com

The container is just the straw bale itself and held together with a couple of strings. Once the straw starts to decompose, it becomes conditioned and ready to plant. The conditioning is really essential and should be started about two weeks before planting.

We planted eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, kale, beans and much  more. 

WATCH: Live at 5 checks on the progress of News 3’s straw bale garden
READ: Straw bales are ‘nature’s perfect planting container’ 

I’ve been looking for an option like a raised bed, but I didn’t want to spend that much money and I also didn’t want it to take that much real estate in my yard. 

I definitely want to do this next season!

*Read more at michellelitv.com