Day 2 of 31 Days of Posting: Straw Bale Gardening in Maine

This is a repost from last October 2, 2018.  I'm going to do straw bale gardening again! 


Last year I bought a delicious heirloom tomato at the farmer's market. I saved seeds.  I used to grow heirloom tomatoes years ago. That reawakened my desire to grow tomatoes, which I hadn't done in about 15 years. I decided to try straw bale gardening for fun and ease. My husband took this photo to show how tall the tomato plants had  gotten. And they were laden with fruit.

I started the plants in my basement in April.  It's been a fun, successful experiment. Did I save money? Probably not. But I enjoyed engaging in a nurturing activity, watching nature at work. You can't put a price on that in these times.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden