We ran out of room in The Barefoot Garden. What to do? What to do?
Create more space.DIY: Straw Bale Gardening.
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.
And covered it with the straw I removed from the cavity.
Here 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.
I 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
The Beets and Potatoes are sprouting…Check out my post Container Gardening, Barefoot Style