The week I got back from Ecuador (back in April), my Dad and I planted our strawbale garden - and man has it taken off. Before I share some progress photos and stats (scheduled for next week), I thought it might be fun to run through the basics of this year's spread. After last year's … Continue reading Planting the Straw-Bale Garden – Year 4
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
I've written about my Straw Bale Garden system several times over the past couple of years, and I swear by this method of gardening. I'm telling you, if you have the blackest thumb out there, the worst soil, the smallest space, you should give straw-bale gardening a try. You can read more about my gardening … Continue reading 5 Steps to Winterizing Your Straw Bale Garden
We have an incredibly mild summer in Northeastern Arkansas - and the straw-bale garden has been booming because of it. As I said back when we first planted the garden, this year we moved the location of our straw bales to an area that gets full sun all day. That simple change has made a … Continue reading Summer 2014: A Straw-Bale Garden Update
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
Hi friends, today I'm Spreading the Nerd on Straw Bale Gardening with Megan at The Nerd Nest. I hope you'll click on over and join us!
I am so happy to report that despite the initial lack of growth, my home straw bale garden is finally starting to take off. We've been steadily soaking the bales with a mix of miracle grow and water, and friends, it has made a world of difference. We've even got a volunteer pumpkin vine overtaking … Continue reading A Greener Garden