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Introduction to Straw Bale Gardening

I got this link from another forum and thought this may help us in AZ Desert to start Gardens without breaking our back!

Straw Bale Gardening is simply a different type of container gardening. The main difference is that the container is the straw bale itself and is held together with two or three strings. Once the straw inside the bale begins to decay the straw becomes "conditioned" compost that creates an extroardinary plant rooting environment. Getting the straw bales conditioned is an essential part of the process, and should be started by the first week in May for most parts of the country. This gardening technique works anywhere in the country or the world for that matter.

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That's great but your link just takes me back to the Freedom's Phoenix main page. Ugh. My garden is watered by soaker hose under the mulch which runs off an irrigation controller. Stupid valve broke and my garden was getting watered constantly. I had to get the thing switched out pronto before leaving on a two week work trip. I'm growing Brandywine tomatoes, Cayenne Peppers, and Sweet Corn right now.  

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