Hay bale gardening

This year I am trying “hay bale” gardening!

Having less optimum soil for planting, I researched alternate planting methods. The one I decided to try uses hay bales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As researched, I soaked the bales with water for about 4 days, then added compost tea and soaked some more, making sure the bales were well saturated.

Next I made the holes where I wanted to place seedlings that had been growing inside my greenhouse.

I added soil mixed with compost and inserting my seedlings.

Next, I covered the top of the bale with about 4 inches of compost/soil mix.

 

 

 

So far they are working very well!

 

 

For more info on hay bale gardening check out the links below:

https://modernfarmer.com/2013/07/straw-bale-gardening/
https://www.thespruce.com/straw-bale-gardening-848248

 

 

Click to read my article about compost tea and the progress of my hay bale garden!

 

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