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…
Apparently Winter is not quite ready for the first day of Spring, and is threatening to host a wonderful farewell party in the form of a winter weather advisory later tonight or early tomorrow. Which means the permanent raised garden beds Dad and I built and filled this past weekend are in danger of freezing, which ultimately puts the … Continue reading Prepping the Garden for Snow – in March
I've got another update on my straw-bale garden for you. And really, I can't say this enough, if you don't have a lot of space, good soil, or gardening experience, you SHOULD give straw bale gardening a try. We've had amazing success with our 4 bales and are already planning on expanding to 8-10 bales next … Continue reading The Tale of a Straw-Bale Garden
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
Today I'm linking up with The Nester and talking all things plants 🙂 Recently, she's been blogging about keeping houseplants and how to incorporate them into your decor. It's been really interesting (not to mention her photos are always amazing and make me wish I would photograph more of my decor for my blog... but that would require some … Continue reading How Does My Garden Grow? In a Straw Bale of course!