When wandering though the garden yesterday – I was very happy to see how well my straw bale garden bed is going. I started this garden as a trial. My garden can get very water logged in winter so I was looking for an economical raised garden bed.
This garden was so easy to make. It took me under an hour from start to finish and cost less than $20 in total. I simply laid out bales of spoilt hay in a square and filled the centre with layers of compost, chook manure, hay and mushroom compost. You can see a picture of what the garden looked like when I set it up a few months ago here.
The plants are thriving! I'll be establishing more of these garden beds soon.