Straw bale gardening gained popularity a couple years ago; tips on what to plant and how

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Straw bale gardening gained popularity a couple years ago. Get some tips on what to plant and how.

  • Days 1-3: Water the bales thoroughly and keep them damp.
  • Days 4-6: Sprinkle each bale with ½ cup urea (46-0-0) and water well into bales. You can substitute bone meal, fish meal, or compost for a more organic approach

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You can head to the Milwaukee County UW-Extension Horticulture page for more gardening information.