Straw bale gardening couldn’t be easier for anyone who doesn’t have a place to plant, or who wants to get the garden up higher so they can reach it, or just because not only do you start with an organic container, but you can compost the entire straw bale garden when you’re done.
Straw is essential – don’t use hay as it sprouts when watered. You can find straw bales at your local feed and tack stores. They retail for around $5 each.
You’ll want to place your straw bale garden in full sun, decompose the center for a month or so by watering, refill the center with potting soil and compost, plant, grow hand harvest, and then compost the entire thing when you’re done.