Straw bales to support poly stock tank garden?

catherinet(5 IN)April 8, 2014

I didn't want to sink too much money or effort into raising up my new stock tank that I'm going to grow shallower-rooted veggies in this summer.
The stock tank is food grad poly and is 6'long, 2' wide and only 1' deep.
I was going to use about 4-5 bales of straw to hold it up.
I know once the soil is in there, it will be a bit heavy......but don't you think the straw bales will stay intact for at least one season?
Thanks.

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centexan254 zone 8 Temple, Tx

You can grow in the bales themselves. I have done it before, and it worked just fine. It is the cat's meow for growing taters. Only trade off is they need more watering.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 5:58PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Thanks centexan.
I've tried growing in them, and it just doesn't work for me. But my plan is to use this stocktank I bought, and was wanting to lift it up on bales.
But I remembered that farmers stack these bales up to the ceilings in their barns and they don't collapse........so I think I'm okay for this summer.
Plus.....I've been reading about straw bale houses!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 7:52AM
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