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Discussion in 'Gardening' started by nin in PA, Mar 17, 2016.
What is everyone planning on growing?
What size is your garden?
I've just created 4, 4X4 raised beds and need to fill with topsoil and compost. I have the following seeds already started under a grow light: tomatoes, fennel, cukes, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, basils, tarragon, and eggplant. I have lettuces, spinach, and kale sown in long pots/planters outside. I have a fairly small yard, so space is a challenge. It's spring and I have the gardening bug BAD!
Happy gardening! Enjoy! You may want to check out hay or straw bale gardening.
I thought about straw bales but at $8/bale around here, raised beds were cheaper. And found some huge plastic pots last year by the curb on trash day!
I won't spend the money for straw either. But, mulch hay bales are very affordable. IMO, they give you better fertility, also. And the weed issue is really not an issue IMO. By the time those bales are conditioned, most of the seeds inside are cooked. The ones on top have been covered with potting soil, and very soon after that, the plants you put there form a living mulch. But, any way you go, you're gonna have a great summer.