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Strawbale gardens

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by ChickenMomma91, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2016
    ChickenMomma91

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    Smart Red

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    Those tiny babies are looking pretty good right now. Question: did the grass come in the bales or in the soil/mulch, do you think?
     
  3. May 1, 2016
    ChickenMomma91

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    It was either the bales or the compost/manure I used as fertilizer to condition. I pick and pull them out about every day
     
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    canesisters

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    Well.. so far not TERRIBLY impressed.
    BUT, it's been SO rainy - maybe things will improve with some sunshine.
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    The garden - grass is growing GREAT!!!

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    spinach bale #1

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    Mixed greens

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    Spinach bale #2
     
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    Here's my little 2 bale garden. It was planted April 8. So far so good.
     
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    Smart Red

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    Definitely a nice little garden you've got there.
     
  7. May 19, 2016
    canesisters

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    YEAH! That's looking GREAT! sFun_cheerleader2.gif
     
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    canesisters

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    Re-ran the soaker hose to get better coverage...not that it's been needed lately with all the rain we've been getting. Also put up the cattle panel trellis.
    (the bucket in the back is just catching drips - no sense wasting water on sawdust)
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    Tomatoes and marigolds
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    spinach
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    some mixed greens - almost time for a salad!
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  9. May 21, 2016
    spookybird

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    What a nice garden. Next yr. I'm going to add more bales.
    Why do you put marigolds with the tomatoes??
     
  10. May 23, 2016
    canesisters

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    I had heard that they were helpful to keep bugs away.. but they are NOT liking the SBG thing and have all shriveled up and are quickly heading toward dead. I didn't think anything could kill marigolds. Apparently this will.
     
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