All the Gardeners

@AmbiePam (50111)
United States
May 7, 2016 5:19pm CST
I don't garden. I tried once, and was thrilled with the lettuce and tomatoes that were growing. Then a teenager who my dad hired mowed the backyard where my garden was, and he mowed over my garden. That was the end of that. The sun and I never agreed anyway. So I was at the eye doctor Monday, and a lady was telling me about how she grew her tomatoes last season by using what you normally see with a bale of hay. Have you ever seen that? I guess you could say she baled tomatoes. I think some mylotters may not know what I'm talking about. How many have never seen a bale of hay?
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@allknowing (69436)
• India
8 May 16
i surfed and got this link which makes interesting reading on the subject
Planting a straw bale garden is one of the thriftiest, most versatile ways to grow vegetables and herbs virtually anywhere there's sun. Let us show you how.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
8 May 16
Yay!
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• United States
9 May 16
BIG BIG THANKS to @allknowing I never heard of this. Don't know if I can this year, but I saved that link, definitely something I want to try.
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@allknowing (69436)
• India
9 May 16
@Carmelanirel2 You are welcome.
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
7 May 16
How did she grow tomatoes with a bale of straw?
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
She didn't use hay. She used the wire and the method of how one bales hay.
@NJChicaa (46255)
• United States
7 May 16
I've never heard of tomatoes being grown in a bale of hay. Strange.
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• United States
7 May 16
I have seen a bale of hay but I am not quite sure what you mean. Are you saying she grew the tomatoes in the hay? Those upside down planters are really popular for tomatoes now. I don't have a green thumb either, but I'd be quite upset at the guy who mowed yours down!
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
No, hay wasn't involved. The way the wire is used and the method of baling hay was used. Yeah, I was so proud because I'm bad with plants, and the one time I wasn't...
• United States
7 May 16
@AmbiePam Oh okay, I think I get what you are saying now. I've never really been able to keep plants alive. I've tried, but I don't have the thumb for it. I guess it passed by me as several other ladies in my family have a real knack for it.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum My dad's new wife has now gone nuts in my dad's backyard. She has planted flowers and vegetables and I don't know what else.
• United States
8 May 16
Okay, I feel like a dummy. I read through and still don't get what you mean. Is there a link that might show how this is done? As for your garden, I understand, my neighbor was cutting our lawn while we were on vacation and ran over my little pine tree I planted.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
9 May 16
@allknowing posted a link to an article about it.
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• United States
9 May 16
@AmbiePam Thanks, I'll go look.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
7 May 16
I have read about planting things in a bale of hay, but I haven't tried it. I think I would rather work with the soil and make produce. Have I ever seen a bale of hay? I used to work in the hay field!
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
9 May 16
It's hard to imagine people who haven't seen a bale of hay. You probably wish you hadn't because working in a hay field is crazy!
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
10 May 16
@AmbiePam It can be crazy, but I loved it. I liked being outside all day and coming home tired in a good way.
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 16
I have many times, but how do you use that in conjunction with tomatoes?
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
9 May 16
@allknowing posted a link she found about it. I think I was making people think hay could turn into strawberries. Not you, but a couple of other people. Hopefully, that article can help anyone who is interested.
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@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
8 May 16
Just like you i don;t garden . Plants die when i plant them so i never tried again and left it for my mother and sisters to grow their gardens at my parents' house . I just keep admiring their gardens though .
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
9 May 16
Same here!
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@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
8 May 16
I grew up in the country on a farm. I am familiar with the bale of hay techique. My neighbor is using it this yard. Btw ..........I have seen a real bale of hay.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
8 May 16
Yay! Someone who knows what I'm talking about.
@Juliaacv (33290)
• Canada
7 May 16
I'll have to research that, I've not heard of growing tomatoes from hay bales.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
I think you're the only one who knew I meant the wire and method, not the hay.
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@TRBRocks420 (82703)
• Banks, Oregon
7 May 16
Yes, I have had to load bales of hay before it sucked and, sorry to hear about your garden.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
You know how tough it is!
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@jstory07 (69905)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 May 16
I have my grandparents had a farm.
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@AmbiePam (50111)
• United States
7 May 16
I'm always surprised by people who haven't.
@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 May 16
I garden a little, really need more spare time, that I don't have to be better.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I've seen a bale of hay but I never knew until I read your post that it can be used to grow tomatoes.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
8 May 16
I love gardening and have planted tomatoes as well besides flowers. I have seen bale of hays here in our countryside every year.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
8 May 16
That sounds interesting. I am not a gardner either.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 May 16
I have seen baled hay here all the time. That teen would never mow my yard again.
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@Corbin5 (116145)
• United States
7 May 16
I grow flowers, but never have tried to grow vegetables. I bet someone here knows about the bale of hay thing.
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