Did you know that you could limit the amount of soil and save money gardening, along with having a smaller eco foot print? Well you can, by straw bale gardening. This takes place by planting directly into the straw bale and the plants getting nutrients as it is decomposing. It is worth a try.
- For approximately 6,000 years, humans have grown food, farmed, and gardened essentially the same way.
- Straw bale gardening veers from the traditional approach to gardening in soil. Rather than planting in soil, gardeners plant directly into a straw bale.
- This period of 12 to 18 days – depending on whether the gardener takes a traditional or an organic approach to the applied nitrogen source – involves keeping the bales wet and introducing nitrogen as a food source for the bacteria inside the bales.
“To grow a successful garden, you don’t need soil, but you do need three things: full sun exposure, a good water source, and a few bales of straw.”