Growing Vegetables In Straw Bales – How To Grow Vegetables Anywhere

The fascinating and entertaining topic of growing vegetables in straw bales is covered in this week's how-to garden article and accompanying podcast.

1. The Advantages Of Straw Bale Gardening

Growing vegetables in straw bales has a number of advantages. The elevated bales not only virtually eliminate weeding chores, but they also remove the necessity of bending over to tend to plants.

2. Keep It Simple – The Key To Success

There are definitely a lot of different opinions about how to produce using bales. Actually, after browsing around for a while.

3. Learning From Our Trial Straw Bale Garden

We started growing a tiny straw bale garden the next year and have kept doing so ever since. However, during our first season.

4. Growing In Straw Bales – The Basics

Above all, never use hay bales—always use straw bales alone. Seed is found in hay bales. And for that reason, weeds will quickly fill in the bales. 

5. Is Conditioning Straw Bales Necessary?

Recall the idea of "don't complicate"? For us, conditioning is one of those stages in the growing process in straw bales that isn't really necessary. 

6. How To Plant Straw Bales

A quality soil mixture must still be added to the planting holes inside the straw bale when using this approach. Straw facilitates easy root growth and aids in retaining moisture. 

7. Watering & Fertilizing 

Watering your straw bale garden on a daily basis is probably necessary, especially while the plants are first taking root. Another need for success is water.

8. Harvesting – End Of Season Care 

In order to keep plants productive, harvest frequently. If there is an abundance of fruit on the stems and vines. 


The goal of the website Simple Garden Life is to make gardening enjoyable, easy, and simple! We publish two new articles every week and a new episode of the garden podcast every two weeks. 


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