PNW Gardening forum: Straw Bale Gardening

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miabelladonna51
Mar 10, 2010 11:41 AM CST
Hi: OregonLady I also amd here in Oregon Grants Pass , Iam very interested in straw bale gardening please inform me of this and how it produces.
ImageGwen
Mar 16, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Name: Gwen
Langley WA
Straw bale gardening is quite involved as to which kind of bale to use and how to prepare it. But once you get that worked out, it's a simple way to garden. You should do some google searches on the web. There are a lot of sites with good info.

I did SB for my tomatoes one year and had huge tomato plants - the biggest I've ever had! Last year, with the very warm June, I planted in the ground in my newly redone potager and had tomato that were not as tall but produced a ton of tomatoes - definitely my best crop ever.

SB is really good for our area, I think, because you can get an earlier start. I started mine a month earlier than I would normally do anything. It's also good if you don't have good soil or a good area for a garden. I've heard of people doing it on cement!

Here are some links to sites with info on SB gardening:
http://www.beginner-gardening.com/straw-bale-gardening.html
http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/straw-bale-gardening.h...
http://www.carolinacountry.com/cgardens/thismonth/march06gui...
http://www.strawbalegardens.com/
http://www.lensgarden.com.au/straw_bale_garden.htm
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/strawbale/all/

That's just a few to get you started. There are tons and tons of sites with all the detailed info on how to go about it. Good luck and report back how it worked out for you!

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ImageOregonlady
May 29, 2010 10:53 PM CST
Name: Jan MacKay
Toledo, Oregon
miaBelladonna, I am so sorry I haven't been around PNW gardening for awhile. Whew! I had major hand surgery and am just now getting back into the swing of things. My strawberries are really starting to get big now and those are the ones that are in the 3 year old bales that I actually thought were caput. I will take some photos tomorrow and show you what is going on with them. I planted some supposedly monster strawberries in my new bales and they look like wild little tiny strawberries. What a waste of money that was.
I will post some more tomorrow.
I hope we will still be up and running tomorrow
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jacksonlisa
Mar 7, 2013 3:44 AM CST
Name: Lisa Jackson
USA
Gardening is the best way to create harmony between nature and human being. Best time to relax yourself. So I love gardening.

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