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Containers – responses to limited space and/or poisioned soil

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I love to plant in the ground, but sometimes we just don’t have the space or the soil to grow food.  I really like this model and am going to give it a try…VG class April 2013 highres_224501612

Learn about Straw Bale Gardens from from the NY Times article Grasping at Straw – A Foolproof Vegetable Plot.

Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden from this collection of videos assembled by growtest.org

Update:  In the arid Southern California environment the straw drained and dried too quickly.  We may try again with mulch surrounding the bales.

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Author: Mark Rice

I’m a UC Master Gardener with a huge interest in growing my own food, beekeeping, medicinal herbs and living sustainably. I also have a passion to share these journeys with like minded souls. I work with many off site communities and manage an educational organization and two outdoor learning facilities.

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