Homesteading for the Average Jane

An average mom, trying her hand at suburban homesteading!


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Planting my Straw Bale Garden!

Well today was the day! I planted a great deal of my garden. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and one lone spaghetti squash!
This is how my straw bales looked before planting!
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The bales have been out all winter, soaking up the rain and decomposing! Now they are ready to plant. As you can see they are dark brown inside and nice and wet, of course we had a big storm here last night so everything is wet! To plant I just used my garden trowel to separate the straw creating a place for the transplant.
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Once the plant is in place, I put some more soil around each plant and pushed the straw back together. When I finished I gave them all a good drink.
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Here they are all planted!
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Next week I will start my okra and carrot seeds!