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3 Top Tips For Straw Bale Gardening

There are countless ways in which you can foster an interest in gardening and, in fact, you don’t even really need to have that much space to start growing plants and produce… or even any soil!

If you haven’t tried hay bale gardening yet and want to start growing your own veggies and other such delights, this would be a wonderful – and fun – place to begin. In fact, you may well wonder why you never got round to it sooner.

With this approach, you simply use a hale bale as you would a more traditional planter and it’s a great option for anyone out there with poor quality soil who’s currently struggling to grow what they want.

Because these bales heat up very quickly thanks to decomposition, they work really well in colder climates and can even help extend the growing season, so you can enjoy gardening for even longer each year.

To get started, you simply need to find the perfect spot to place your hay bale. This will largely depend on what kind of veg you’re keen to grow, how much sunlight they need and what their shade tolerance is like. Once you’ve worked all that out, you can then start placing your bales around and about.

The next step is to get the watering can out! These bales will need frequent watering because they dry out quite quickly and it’s a good idea to soak them through until you see water flowing out of the bottom. You may find that your newest bales need watering at least once a day in warm weather, so be prepared to put a bit of work in at the start.

Once that’s all done, you can think about adding your fertiliser to help keep the bale full of all those lovely nutrients your plants need so much. Mix up according to the manufacturer’s instructions and then add to the bales as required. Now you’re ready to start planting!


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