Trying out hay bale gardening for the first time this year. You will see strawberries , planted after the conditioning of the bales. One reasons for trying this method is to try and prevent the wild rabbits running amuck in the yard from eating all my produce! Hoping the bales will be tall enough to prevent rabbits from reaching the plants.
After determining most of the plants nibbled on by the rabbits were going to survive, I decided to plant them in the hay bale garden as well. I had previously planted seeds of various greens in the bales, which failed to sprout. This failure left abundant room to transplant the nibbled on plants from the raised bed. It has been less than a week since the transplant. The new growth is unbelievable! You will notice some larger cabbage and brussels on the back row. There are plants purchased to replace what the little cotton tails had snacked on.
A Mattingly - Owner and operator of Our Little Barnyard. Can't believe it's been over twenty years since I started living the farm dream! What an amazing and challenging journey it has been!
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