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Grow Food Anywhere: Straw Bale Gardening

Bad Soil? No Soil? No Problem!

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Instant Garden! No Soil In Ground Needed!

What a FANTASTIC way to grow food anywhere outdoors, even on a concrete driveway or balcony!

You simply get some straw bales, dig holes and put compost and soil in them. No digging, no soil amendment, no weeds. The straw provides an easy, loose place for the plants to spread out their roots.

This is an excellent solution if you have chemically treated soil that would require extensive soil amendment - or no soil!

Use straw as opposed to hay, so you don't get all the seeds which result in weeds.

In this video, a method is shown that lets the topsoil and compost combine together over a winter. That is the ideal method, but if you are starting this in the spring, simply add more soil & compost in at the top of bale before planting.

Voila! Instant garden for all, for anywhere!

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Organic Garden 123, Youtube channel: Front Lawn Suburban Farm