Straw Bale Garden - Which Way Is Up?

darthtrader(10 SoCal)March 31, 2014

Hi All,

So I'm wondering which way should be pointing up for a straw bale garden. The narrow side or the flat side where the strings run across?

Thanks!

DT

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

The wide flat side where the strings are.

Dave

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 6:52PM
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woost2

You want the strings to run horizontal to the ground. You never want the strings on the ground, as they will rot.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 11:48PM
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gardener_mary(6 MA)

I was just reading a bit about this - You want the tubes of straw vertical so that water will run through them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Straw Bale Gardens

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 5:12AM
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darthtrader(10 SoCal)

I'm in a bit of a pickle then. The tubes of straw on my bales are on the string sides, so one side of strings would have to be in contact with the ground in order for the tube openings to be up. What would you all recommend I do?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 4:20PM
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