Straw Bale Gardening is great if your soil is poor or even non-existent (or if you can't be bothered to build raised beds). Follow along as the Root Simple blog gives this simple gardening technique a try.

Straw bales (not hay bales) are a great place to plant vegetables. Here's my start-to-finish results! The straw is an easy, loose place for the plants to spread out their roots. Also, up on the straw bale there is essentially ZERO weeds to pick. (Note: do NOT use a "hay" bale: unlike straw, the hay has lots of seeds and you will have wheat/oats/...

Straw Bale Gardening: Start to Finish

How to build a cheap cold frame in under 30 minutes with no tools? Straw bales and old windows.

Excellent resource on straw bale gardening.

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Straw Bale Gardening is an easy type of container gardening where the container is actually the straw bale itself, held together with two or three strings. Conditioning the bale with a little fertilizer and water creates an extraordinarily productive, warm, moist and nutrient rich rooting environment for young seedlings. Instant garden! via nytimes #Gardens #Straw_Bale

How to Build a Straw Bale Garden - Modern Farmer

Straw Bale Gardening - lots of photos

Aquacorner Raised Bed Soaker Systems (drip irrigation plus raised bed corner in one)

How to build a straw bale garden, this site has more information... I did it this year and I'm amazed at the size of my tomatoes! I put them around my Rhubarb patches and I was harvesting rhubarb into late September! Give this a try

Naturally Frugal: Straw Bale Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening. I love this layout. The stones create a pathway through the garden.

Amazing raised bed design

From beginning to end - one gardener's straw bale garden experiment. Lots of photos.

Straw Bale gardening

Straw bale garden

straw bale gardening - use straw, not hay which has too many seeds that sprout. Google it, such a great way to garden!

The Straw Bale Pallet Crate Garden Tutorial on The Farm – Old World Garden Farms at

Neaten up your soaker hoses - use quick releases for easy winter pickup

How to plant a straw bale garden! Looks interesting... and it would certainly stop the felines visiting and doing their business in my veg beds!