Straw Bale Gardening, Barefoot Style

 We ran out of room in The Barefoot Garden. What to do? What to do?

Create more space.Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenDIY: Straw Bale Gardening.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenBorrow “Real” power tools from a friend and get to work.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenGather the things you will need.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenFace mask and safety googles, as well as an extension cord approved for power equipment.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenI will be planting 2 kind of Potatoes  and Beets.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenWhen planting potatoes you need to cut them into pieces making sure to have at least one eye per piece. As you can see my choice is Purple & Sweet Potatoes!

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot Garden

About 6 ” from the end, on the inside of the string that holds the bale together, do a plunge cut with a Circular saw. This cut makes it easier to start.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenThen using a Sawzall, cut out your rectangle. I do believe this may just be the original…

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenBefore pulling out the straw, I laid cardboard down under the fence for weed protection.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot Garden

And covered it with the straw I removed from the cavity.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenHere is a picture of the depression emptied of straw. I used the prong end of this tool to loosen the straw as I pulled it out. The depression is about 6′ deep with another 6″ down loosened to allow the potatoes a path to grow.

Straw Bale Gardening At The Barefoot GardenI filled it with a combination of Mushroom Soil mixed with Peat Moss. Planted the potatoes and Beets then watered. for more on the soil I use check out my post The Barefoot Garden, Amending the Soil.

Now we wait to see what happens.

*Update* June 8th

Straw Bale Gardening, Container Gardening, Barefoot Style

The Beets and Potatoes are sprouting…Check out my post Container Gardening, Barefoot Style

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