Straw Bale Veg Patch
Buy the straw
At £5 per bale delivered I have A&B Contractors to thank. Only slight criticism may have been that they could have been bound more tightly, although, being the ignoramous I am about straw, I didn’t know this at the time so did nothing about it!
It was delivered on time & put where I asked. So all good there.
Put the bales together
This took quite a lot of work – but not by me! I have to admit to getting someone in to do it for me. Very good friend & professional gardener H.
- She put down a layer cardboard – plenty lying about as I have just moved.
- She made sure that the bales were more solid & then laid them out in a shape that would mean I would be able to access the bed without ever standing on the soil.
- The whole thing was staked to keep it upright.
- I’ve been advised to kick it periodically to discourage nesting creatures – like rats – otherwise I won’t have any crops for myself!