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Hay Bale Square Garden Technique

Hay Bale Square Garden Technique In my garden adventures with hay bale ad straw bale gardening I have tried several different gardening techniques. While I like growing melons and gourds in the bales both are heavy feeder so I created a hay bale/ straw bale square garden technique to use with these crops. photo credit: JBColorado Use four bales, hay or straw. Each bale type has its strong points. Lay the bales out to form a square with an open...

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Hay Bale Gardening Techniques

There has been a recent move in gardening to plant in hay bales. I have used bales on and off for about 10 years. One year when I was having trouble getting my garden tilled I heard that some people used hay bales to plant in and being one to try the new and unusual decided I should give it a try. And to my surprise the bales were a success and they had a unique look. photo credit: Valerie Everett I prefer straw bales as they contain less seed...

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Hay Bale Gardening – No dig garden method

One year I heard about planting in rectangular hay bales and of course I had to give it a try! The reasoning for planting in hay was that it was like a raised garden and you could plant earlier with less work and no digging. The No Dig method is considered to be better for soil structure. photo credit: JBColorado I read that you needed to start with transplants. They suggested wetting the bale down very well a couple of times a day for several...

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