Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:21 am

Talking about gardens and gardening today with neighbor boys. Eldest told me about his uncle, who sells at farmers market, planting tomatoes in straw bales. I searched the web. Surprised at the amount of available information.

Question. Has anyone tried this method of raising vegatables?

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:08 pm

I tried it one time. I put two pepper plant per bale (with about half gallon of dirt in each hole on each end) it took a lot of water and it seemed to make the plant grow taller and had to keep staking them. Didn't get much off the plants. Maybe if I was home all the time to water more during the day I could have gotten more.
Ron in Mid Missouri

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:08 pm

I've heard about potatoes being set on the ground and then covered with straw. I've never done it.
Todd

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:47 am

hmmm... that's a really different concept to a garden. Not sure how that would work too well but it's definitely interesting. I have all of my plants in big buckets and they do really well :)

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:21 pm

Any end result???? Did ya try it??? Kevin :shock: :shock:

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:38 pm

All you would get here would be a VOLE invasion!---Thats why I cant use mulch (NOT that I want to), but anything on the ground is open invite to them and they destroy everything near it! thanks; sonny

Re: Hay and Straw Bale Gardening

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Our whole 1 acre garden uses the hay and straw bale gardening method and it works just fine.