It’s a cryin’ shame when a person has to give up gardening just because it’s too painful to kneel in the dirt, or because it’s just too hard to bend over.
Straw Bale Gardening is a game-changer for folks with those concerns.
Your plants are easy to reach without bending or kneeling, because they grow about 18 – 24″ above the ground, somewhere between coffee-table and desk height.
The elevated growing surface even makes gardening possible for people in wheelchairs. Some Straw Bale Gardeners add extra height by setting their bales on pallets.
Either way, having your plants higher up is a great advantage of the SBG method.
Our friend in the photo is named Marv, and he is pictured still gardening with SBG at the ripe-young-age of 93!
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I’m in day 1 og SBG. I’m so excited. I’m in zone 8b and we only have 1 more lite frost then it’ll be close to day 12. I already have my Juliete starts ready to set in the bale. We gardener in the soil in the pasts but I’m 81 yrs now so wanted to try something new and this seems to meet all my needs. I have beginning pictures and will take more as things move along. Thanks for the help and accepting me as a sprout! Connie
Oh, wow, Connie, how wonderful to hear all that! 81 sounds like a perfect age to try something new! So glad you’ve already taken pictures. We’ll be excited to see them and to hear more about your garden this year. We’re trying to encourage everybody to take some “garden portraits” so make sure you include yourself in some of those photos, OK? In another month or two, we’ll have a new example of a #glambalegardener photo in Joel’s backyard (an especially shiny and sequiny dress has already been purchased from a local thrift store for that purpose) and our other special category is #grubbybalegardener (photos where you can make a point of looking especially-casual). Either way, or without any special fuss at all, we’d love to see some pictures of YOU in your garden, too. 🙂 Enjoy these next few days of conditioning your bales!