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Straw Bale Bonanza

Wet. Wet. Wet. After weeks of rain, we find ourselves in a holding pattern. The soil is far too wet to prep, and the few beds that were covered and/or mulched (in January) for early spring panting, have since found themselves occupied by greens, peas, onions, leeks, and a speckled smattering of lettuce.

Straw Bale Bonanza

The Fungus Among-us

Wet. Wet. Wet.  After weeks of rain, we find ourselves in a holding pattern. The soil is far too wet to prep, and the few beds that were covered and/or mulched (in January) for early spring panting, have since found themselves occupied by greens, peas, onions, leeks, and a speckled smattering of lettuce. 

We are looking forward to setting up cloches for the bravest early tomatoes, direct seeding our spring roots, and drilling a few rows of Purple Hull-less Barley - the newest small-scale grain installment, courtesy of Uprising Seeds.  Until then, we will weed and mulch, and turn compost, and generally go easy on the soil while it drains these rains.  For the super eager side, the instant raised bed of a Straw Bale Garden can soothe the cloudy spring blues.  Check out the slide-show below for a brief step-by-step tutorial.

If you're interested in experiencing your own straw bale bonanza, please check out our May 26th Straw Bale Class, to be held in the TIlth demonstration garden at Luscher Farm.

 

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