Straw Bale Gardening

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am
6970 State Route 88 Ravenna, Ohio

Join the Portage County Master Gardener to learn this natural technique to elevate your garden above most critters, reduce weeding and infection from soil-borne diseases, and get great results.

What is Straw Bale Gardening? Straw bales can be used like raised beds in the yard so that no additional soil is needed. That’s good news for older gardeners who want a raised bed but aren’t sure whether to invest in more permanent raised beds.  Straw bale gardening, also sometimes called hay bale gardening despite the difference in material, uses the bales themselves as both garden bed and growing medium.  Straw bale gardening is also helpful for dealing with poor soil. The result is an inexpensive method of growing organic vegetables.The bales must be conditioned so that they can act as a growing medium, but once that’s accomplished, you’re good to plant. This class will teach you how to get started.

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