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Grow Vegetables in a Hay Bale Garden

Here in South Florida I use hay bales and it works great.

Here is the method. Set up an area with about eight bales close together. Water the bales well then spread composted manure evenly over the surface. Water the manure and then spread garden soil evenly on the manure. Water well and repeat the watering for about three days over the surface you have prepared.

Now spread a black platic cover over the bales to serve as a mulch for weeds and to conserve moisture. Secure the cover by folding under the bales so the weight will keep it in place. Cut holes in the plastic mulch cover. Plant your seedlings. Set up a simple drip irrigation system and timer. Adjust your watering as needed for your growing climate. Now you can enjoy growing without breaking your back!

Spray your favorite compost teas every week or so to keep the soil alive and teeming with organic creatures that will help your seedlings thrive.

We start planting in mid October. I will post pics soon as we get it set up.

All the best and looking forward to sharing tips and learning from all of you.
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