Straw bale gardening provides a simple way to avoid the disadvantages of growing in poor soils or locations where plant diseases may already be present, but it will require additional water and fertilizer to prepare them for gardening.
This publication explores how to prepare your bales for use, how to precondition your bales for planting, planting in your bales, and the nutrient requirements for success growing in this medium.
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