Straw bale garden
I wanted to give an update on my straw bale garden from last year. I had the best tomatoes in the last 5 yrs. No wilt or other disease. I pulled them up today and 2 actually still had live roots. I compressed the bales from last year and retied the strings making them about half the original size and am going to plant peppers, squash, and cucumbers in them. Tomorrow I will get some new bales for this year's tomatoes and restart the process. Overall it was a very positive experience--no weeds-I laid a piece of landscape fabric under the bed w/bales (my garden is 4 foot wide, 60 foot long with 3 beds terraced bank), elevated/no bending over and lots of tomatoes. I am branching out w/other veggies this year.