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Straw Bale Gardening Class

April 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact:
Phone:
319-753-1647
Location:
Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St

No time to weed? No problem! Straw bale Gardening has become a big hit recently and has taken the garden world by storm! This methods gives growers a new media to grow vegetables, herbs and annuals.

If you would like take a class on Straw bale gardening then wait no further. Lois Blythe, will be offering a free class at Burlington Public Library on Monday, April 10th at 6:30pm just in time for the last minute gardeners to grow a few crops in this revolutionary way. Growing in straw bales has remained popular due to the fact that it essentially solves every impediment today's home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited gardening space, and even physical difficulty working on ground level.

Books that can be checked out from the library suggest the process is like growing vegetables in a compost pile where the roots grow bigger and stay warmer which can produce better roots which means better shoots and bigger fruits. The science behind the decomposition of the straw bale is what makes it the ideal growing media for vegetables. The Straw bale starts out with a cooking process where fertilizer is added to straw feeding bacteria. Then the bacteria turns the straw into soil.

Register for this free class to learn more! 

For more information visit the Burlington Public Library's website.

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