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May 9, 2010 8:43 PM CST
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Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
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I'm moving to SE Mo. the first of July. Does anybody have any information I might use there growing vegies and flowers in straw?
May 11, 2010 6:18 AM CST
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
years ago there was a woman who did this. She had a book called Square Foot Gardening by Rodale Press but after she died they began printing another book by that name and a different author. They might know if there are old copies around. they publish this magazine so there might be info there

Also found these sites:

Hope these help.

RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn

May 11, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Audrey...Ive seen forums on DG about it. Try Vegetable Gardening first. Or I it could be on the forums for people with disabilities.
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

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May 10, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
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Ruth Stout was the author's name that used kitchen scraps tucked underneath a thick straw mulch in her garden. She was a real character and an inspiration for a few generations of gardeners.

Straw bale gardening uses square bales conditioned with nitrogen (bone meal, blood meal, manure, fertilizer, etc.) and kept wet by watering often. The bales decompose from the inside out and create a rich container of composted soil for the plants. I use hay bales (can't get straw locally) and they've always done well, although, sometimes it takes a while for them to "cook" (decompose enough for planting).
It's all about recycling the WEEDS of our daily life!
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