Paul and I tried an experiment this year with strawbale gardening. It’s really fascinating.
Our soil is really not so great in this area so we decided to try this method since we wanted to try and grow some vegetables this year.
So far we’ve put in some tomato, pepper, cucumber, pumpkin, watermelon plants. You can put about 16 plants per bale and we’ve got two.
Here’s the website talking about it:
Paul and Belle Amie working hard:
Paul’s still working but Jade decides she needs a break.
We did have to put some netting around it because Paul kept having to push the dog off the bales. Belle Amie knows in her head she’s as big as any other dog but sometimes she has to prove it to the other dogs by jumping on the furniture or whatever’s handy (in this case the straw bale) and telling them about it.
I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Here’s a song to celebrate summer: