<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: straw bale gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1512
Never heard of straw bale gardening ,could you tell me  where to find out more about this method of gardening.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1512 January 5, 2012
January 7, 2012 January 7, 2012 <![CDATA[Re: straw bale gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1511 I found a place nearby that sells 80#bales of wheat straw. I bought one and plan to use as a cover in my raised garden beds this year. I did not use last year and lost a beautiful lettuce patch to a fungus.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1511 January 7, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Straw Bale Gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1510
If it is what I think,you take straw (not hay due to weed seeds in it) and put it around your plants and down the rows. I have used it under my staked tomatoes and it stopped the fungus and end rot on the fruit. It stops the rain from splashing up on them. Using it down the rows keeps the weeds down and keeps the moisture in the ground. At the end of the season, it adds some fluff to your soil and eventually breaks down. I have a very large garden and due to costs, can't use it everywhere but I do the same with my grass clippings after mowing, no problem with weeds with that either.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1510 March 25, 2012
<![CDATA[Re: Straw Bale Gardening]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1509 Here is an example

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/291/straw-bale-gardening?commentid=1509 April 22, 2012