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Straw Bale Raised Beds for Veggies

May 28, 2012

My problem:  Bad soil, tree roots, and where to plant more veggies.

My solution:

  1. Create three 4-foot wide straw bale circles.
  2. Fill them with a mix of my compost and Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil.
  3. Plant Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cucumbers and yellow Squash.
  4. Shake on some Osmocote Flower & Vegetable Plant Food.

Results:  See for yourself!

Three 4-foot wide straw bale raised beds ready for planting potatoes, cucumbers and squash

Yukon Gold Potatoes grown in 4-foot wide straw bale raised bed

Yellow Squash have plenty of room to grow in this 4-foot wide straw bale raised bed.

Cucumbers have plenty of room to grow from this 4-foot wide straw bale raised bed.

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2 Comments
  1. How many straw bales do I need for each bed?

    • Hi Robbie
      I used 1 bale, give or take, for each bed. The straw breaks into small sections when you cut the string on the bale. I then stood these sections up in a circle prior to filling with my soil/compost mixture. I noticed that some straw bales are packed tighter than others, so you may find you will need two bales.

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