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I was intrigued by this concept, and since I was moving my garden to a sunnier location, I gave it a try. I will enjoy a good harvest, but the whole process has been costly and labor intensive. Ten days conditioning the bales was a chore. Mine is not a grain producing region, so bales run $8-10 each. I don't ordinarily buy fertilizer of any kind, just use my own compost. But fertilizer is required for the bales. We have had a wet season, and my bales are starting to disintegrate in mid-July. When all is said and done, I will have a nice heap of compost in the location where I should have built new raised beds in the first place. Will do next season.
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Initial post: Apr 10, 2014 1:10:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2014 1:10:26 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2014 10:46:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 18, 2014 1:58:29 PM PDT
C. Hall says:
No reason to call her stupid. It's highly possible that hay production in her region is limited. Not everyone has access to a farm supply. And.... She is only giving a review of her experience.
EDIT - Hay in my area is $6 a bale and UP.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2014 9:26:25 PM PDT
busy mom says:
A bale of straw in my area at the farm supply co-op is $8.50. It's not organic or special in any way. Just conventional straw.
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