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Apr14

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw bale gardening is easy and has a lot of positive aspects that conventional gardening does not. It takes about as much space as a sheet of plywood. No digging. No bending over to maintain it. Can be grown on any surface and can easily be taken down at the end of the season. cheap hotels . All of the components are available at the Two Fat Guys Super Store.” All you need is a 3 to 1 mix of potting soil to composted manure, vermiculite for water availability/storage, a tarp (optional), 4 bales of straw, worm castings, blood meal, some form of calcium (bone meal or Jonathan Green’s Magical), good microbes (helps break down the straw and boosts plant production) and the secret ingredient of all gardens is the red wiggler (red worms- get them at any bait store and they double their population every 6 weeks). We planted the tomatoes in the center where their roots can grow deep, hollowed out various places in the straw to plant the rest of the plants and herbs and then sprinkled all the cool lettuce seeds all over the remainder as “ground cover”. A lot of tomatoes, peppers, herbs and lettuce ...