Kitty Baker recently attended a class on straw bale gardening. Now, with bales in place and seeds in hand she is able to start a very different style of gardening. Kitty shares her experience: ”Every spring I imagine my ideal garden: weed free, self-tilling, self-watering, disease-resistant, a garden safe from hungry, pesky bugs and critters. Every spring for the past seven years I set out to my little strip of trucked-in topsoil behind the garage of our Lanesboro farm house, determined to coax the ideal garden out of the ground this time, at last! And every midsummer about the time a good dry spell sets in, I am humbled by the many troubles that have cropped up in my perfect little garden. The weeds have somehow managed to out-strip everything – many as tall as I am (granted, I’m short)… read the full article
By July, we should be able to harvest a bounty of vegetables… or at least learn all about the further process. No pressure, Kitty!