Straw Bales for Gardening- Prepare them for Winter

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This shows how I prepare straw bales for the winter when I know I will be planting organic vegetables right into the straw bales the following spring. I add human urine: I pee in a gallon jug inside my home, then I bring it out a couple times a week to pour it on the straw bales. The urine adds nitrogen and wetness to the straw, which is otherwise mostly carbon and dry.

3 Responses to “Straw Bales for Gardening- Prepare them for Winter”

  1. jihadacadien says:

    Didn’t see that video I think I’ll check it out!

  2. OrganicGarden123 says:

    Yeah, I guess I’m like the “old lady” you speak of! I have another video showing me harvesting spuds from a straw bale, and I literally pulled them out bare-handed, without needing a shovel, etc. It was super easy.
    Thanks for commenting! Happy gardening!

  3. jihadacadien says:

    An old lady one told me about a potato plant that grew in a straw bale. She even got some poattoes without hurting the plant just by grabbing the taters in the straw. They way you do it is pretty cool I have to say! I use my pee too to keep animals away and to add nitrogen to my compost.(only a gardener can understand 😉

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