I've seen it posted before and have read articles on it, with great intentions of trying it, but never had. That was until my friend Linda Thiemann showed me an article that was written up in the Dallas Morning News on it again. I took that as a hint. I needed to try this thing! So, I headed over to my local feed store and purchased 3 straw bales. Wow! Have you priced those lately? They are almost as expensive as a good quality coastal hay bale! Ridiculous! Oh well. I forked over the money and then purchased some organic nitrogen fertilizer, aka blood meal. It's going to take 15 days before I can plant anything in these, but I'm anxious to see how it works out.
So, I'm on day 6 (April 13th) and honestly, I can't see anything happening yet. I'm impatient, can you tell? Well, I'll keep you posted on the progress. Organic preparation takes longer than using the *BAD* stuff, but I believe it's worth it! If I'm going to grow my own food, I'm going to have it be organically grown! If I want pesticides, I'll just go to the store and buy the stuff. It's WAY EASIER! I'm hoping the zuccini beatles don't win out this year. Last year, I gave up and let them win. I hate those things! Where in the world do they even come from? You plant zucchini and they just appear by the hundreds! Yuk! Okay, I'm done ranting. I'll try to keep you posted on how it goes. Let me know if you have a trial going, too! We can start a "study" or something. Ha ha!
I'm Cyndi and I LOVE the farm life! I went from being a systems programmer to a stay at home mom taking care of the kids and animals. I couldn't think of a better life!