Saturday, July 12, 2008
Lisa at Greenbow requested some photos to show how the straw bales were holding up, and you know that I live to serve, so here you are, Lisa!
An early lesson that we learned is to get bales that are tightly bound. This was the first one we bought, back in January, and it was not wrapped very tightly. It also had the heaviest plant, a zucchini, and you can see that it is collapsing like the Tar Heels in last year's Final Four.
The bottom picture, in contrast, was tighter, we put it out in April, and it has green beans, which are much lighter. It's holding up well. If you click the photo for a closer look, you can see the copper scouring pads which deter the slugs.