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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
Oct 14, 2016 8:13 PM CST
I want to try straw bale gardening next year so last August I acquired 4 straw bales. I have them outside on pallets but am wondering if I should cover them with a tarp for the winter.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 15, 2016 3:43 PM CST
The whole idea of straw bale gardening is that the bales are starting to compost. I would leave them out for the winter. If you cover them, they may not be able to start the composting process.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 18, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Welcome! I agree
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
Oct 18, 2016 8:02 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Hurray! Hurray!

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