I believe it was John Lennon who wrote: “All you need is love…and organically grown fruits and vegetables grown in sustainable straw bales, dun dun da–da–da–da.” Well maybe that wasn’t it exactly, but you see where he was going with it. Straw bale gardening has become more popular than ever and there’s good reason.
Straw bales are from the Earth and to the Earth they return. Bales can be reused for more than one season and when they are spent, they compost with a little help from their friends, to amend your other garden spaces!
Easy to Maintain
Because your straw bale gardens are seated above the ground, the distance needed to stoop is lessened by a foot or more. This is the difference between having to get on your knees to tend to the garden and having to simply bend over to harvest your crops. The only tools you need to maintain your garden is a trowel and maybe a hand pruner. With straw bales, you can tell your shovels and tilling equipment to get back, get back, get back to where they once belonged.
Read that again…Straw bale gardens are inherently weed free as there are virtually no weed seeds in the bales. That means you won’t have to spend your time weeding! What will come together with all the extra time you’ll have on your hands?
It only takes one bale to start gardening and if planned properly, you can grow on every outward facing side of the bale! This kind of space efficiency is most appealing to people with small yards or even apartment balconies. As long as your space can say “here comes the sun!” for at least 6+ hours a day, you can grow in a straw bale!
So if you’re thinking to yourself, “Strawbale gardening, I’ve got to get you into my life!”, contact us to talk about a plan to set you up this Spring with a straw bale garden that could be your ticket to ride into your own homegrown fruits and vegetables this year. Remember, the food you take is equal to the food you make.
Grow Well, Eat Well, Be Well, Let It Be,