Growing food on a homestead can be done in many ways. The most common is to plant a garden or use containers. However, another option that may work for some people is straw bale gardening. This is the best way to set up a raised garden without having to build a permanent structure.
All you need to start straw bale gardening is a few bales of straw. If you use straw to keep your animals warm, then you should be all set. The most important aspect of this project is preparing the bales before you start planting. This will be crucial for a successful garden.
The best way to think about the preparation for straw bale gardening is planting in compost. You can add a bit of soil to the bail when planting to ensure your plants will grow. The best thing is you can easily use the bales at the end of the season for additional compost.
Instructions to begin straw bale gardening are found on diynatural.com here…