Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening

Bunches of straw tightly bound can serve as great hosts for growing plants. Gardening through straw bale technique is very helpful for those who have knee problems or do not want to create a mess which comes with soil gardening. There are several advantages of straw bale gardening. Bales of straw offer an excellent alternative to a soil-based gardening theory if the gardener does not possess good soil in his yard. Since the method takes over the usage of soil, it is considered more of a branch of hydroponic culture (where one uses water mixed with plant food) to grow plants in. Using a straw/hay for gardening, one does not need to integrate a little bit of soil mixture or sand to improve drainage. The straw is very efficient when it comes to drainage. Gardening provides anyone a superb exercise but there is one issue that bothers me..and it is back pain. Thankfully for straw bales, since the plants are at least a couple of feet away from the ground, it is convenient for the disabled, the older ones, and for anyone who suffers from back pain.

Straws are not susceptible to having weeds growing in (although there might be one or three sprouting but quite easy to pull out). There are also more resistant to pests and fungal infections. This is a clever idea when one likes to make an organic garden with lesser use of synthetic chemicals. Once you decide to have a straw bale gardening, you can actually make your straws look more pleasant by enclosing them in a fence made of wood put together to add that finished look. Any exposed space gives you an opportunity to sow climbing vines like trailing tomatoes. Be creative and above all enjoy what you’re doing!

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