I use straw bales for insulation against the back of my house and then mulch with the damp, dark straw in the spring, but in a quest for mesclun seed, which I think I can still plant, I found an amazing account of gardening in and on straw bales–two seasons of vegetables on a very much raised bed. Not for city gardeners, but what a fascinating thing to try.
Straw bale gardening
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