7 Really Smart Reasons To Grow YOUR Own Organic Food In A Straw Bale Garden…


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4 -> Self Composting Growing Containers

When you grow in straw, the bales themselves are your actual growing containers…

They are also “self composting” growing containers that are slowly decomposing internally throughout the growing season. This produces a certain amount of heat which regulates the internal temperature, keeping it ideal for the roots of your plants.

It also helps to mitigate the impacts of any frosts or sudden cold snaps too and can extend your growing season. This also means, if you’re growing cold weather crops in your bales over winter, you’re going to give your plants a much more favorable growing environment.

Yes, you can grow in straw bales over winter too ;-0

5 -> Straw Bales Are Cheap

Straw is cheap & it is usually pretty easy to get (even if you’re living in a city or suburbia).

Plus at the end of a growing season, you can just bang it in the compost bin or use it as a mulch on your traditional garden beds. So you’re going to end up saving money because you’re essentially investing in next seasons compost (and you’ll know exactly what’s in it)…

…last seasons straw bales used as a mulch to help condition the soil.

6 -> Flexibility & Creativity

You can design a straw bale garden however you like. It can be as small as you like…

…or it can be as big as you like…

You can place your bales directly on the lawn, on concrete, pavers, your patio or even on space you don’t use for anything else on your driveway. With a straw bale garden, you really are only limited by your imagination and your available space…

7 -> Much More Comfortable, Easier Gardening

Because straw bales are roughly 400mm high, you’re going to be gardening at a much more comfortable height. It also means you’ll be able to harvest many of your crops simply standing up as you stroll through your garden. For anyone with a bad back – or anyone that just doesn’t really enjoy crawling around on their knees, this is great news.

Yes, you too can be eye to eye with your own home grown organic squash and melons too…

Pretty cool right?

And that really only just scratches the surface as far as the benefits of growing in straw goes.

I bet it doesn’t sound as wacky as it might have in the beginning. I certainly was sold after just one season of growing in straw, so much so that I don’t even bother with traditional garden beds anymore. Why work harder when you can just grow smarter instead ;-0

Ready to get started with your own straw bale garden…

via StrawBaleGardeningBook

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