Tip of the Week: Straw Bales

Posted on November 07 2016

Tip of the Week: Straw Bales
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! For those who took part in some of the traditional October festivities, like corn mazes and apple picking, did you take note on how many straw bales were lying around?  These rustic decorations can give an appropriate fall feel to just about anything, but they can also work wonders in your garden.  Join us today, as we go over some of the incredible things that these bales can do for your garden! Little do people know that you can actually start a garden in a straw bale; it's a great opportunity for those who wish to start a garden but do not have the space or the right soil.  Instead of using the ground, you can plant in the bale itself, turning it into your own mobile garden.  Just be sure that it gets the right amount of sunlight and water, as you would with any plant, and you are good to go! In addition, loose straw and hay makes for great composting, as it adds to the nitrogen content that is necessary for plants to grow big and strong.  Either add it to your compost pile or sprinkle some directly over your plant and in no time, your plant will be reaping the benefits of an extra-nitrogen induced diet! Sometimes, the things that can help out your garden the most slip right underneath your eyes.  Thankfully, we are here to point some of them out, and make your gardening life that much easier. Be sure to check back to our blog every Monday for our latest edition of Tip of the Week!

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