A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden From Start To Finish…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

Sunny & Dan Vickers from Fort White in Florida had a wonderfully successful straw bale garden during Spring / Summer in 2015. Here’s a photo series showing the setup and progress of the garden from start to finish…

My husband and I are in our early 30’s with very little gardening experience. We LOVED our straw bale garden and how easy it was once we put in the initial work of setting it up, prepping, and planting. No weeds and a bountiful harvest! It was a joy and we can’t wait to get started on our next one! ~ Sunny Vickers

They grew a variety of heirloom tomatoes (all sizes: roma / slicing / grape), cucumbers, bush beans, zipper cream peas, bell peppers, zucchini and squash, hot peppers, and okra. According to Sunny, the tomatoes / cukes / and bell peppers were by far the most plentiful…

The garden was laid out into 4 separate rows inside a specifically designed fenced-in area…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

An underground irrigation system was also added to get water to the garden, to make watering easily accessible. Here you can see the irrigation pipe inside a trench running back to the garden…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

Once setup, it’s time to start planting…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…this is the view from the front of the garden after a few weeks growth, including the addition of a couple of chairs where they can sit back and enjoy their straw bale garden…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…another view showing the growth where you can see a range of different vegetables growing…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…these cucumbers are looking pretty happy…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…here you’ll notice individual pepper plants in the foreground are being supported with circular wire frames, whilst the cucumbers in the background have a purpose built horizontal wire support system running right along the row of bales…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…here are some really big, healthy looking tomato plants…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…Vicky tending to her tomatoes which have grown taller than her…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…zucchinis growing in the foreground and more tomatoes in the back…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

…and a whole bunch of Sunflowers…

A Wonderful Example Of A Successful Straw Bale Garden...

Ready to get started with your own straw bale garden…

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