Its spring! And that means its time to get those vegetable gardens going. You don’t need a lot of space to grow your own veggies and over the next few weeks we will be showing you some fun ideas you can do at home to create your own edible garden. This week we will be creating a straw bale veggie bed. Straw bale gardens can come in all shapes and sizes and are one of the easiest, cheapest and quickest ways to make a vegetable bed. Using a straw bale has quite a few added benefits – as they decompose they create compost, as the straw breaks down it can be used for mulch, and they are very easy to replace.
What you need:
- A straw bale, or two (for some good quality straw contact Ian on 0438944422)
- Organic potting mix or compost
- Mattock or digging tool
- Organic seeds (I buy my seeds from Green Harvest and Eden Seeds)
- Watering can
And that’s it! Water when needed to keep the soil moist and in a few days you should see seedlings popping out.
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