One of the articles I read made it sound like it would take the bales about 2 months to compost enough to plant in, and that was the theory I started with. If that's the case, I'm only about 2 weeks late of my "frost free" date and there's no problem. Another article I came across yesterday in my local newspaper says he starts his bales in the fall and let's them get ready over the winter. Now that's a serious problem. If that's the case I won't be able to plant my summer garden in the bales and I'll have to default back to the dirt garden that is now not protected from the deer by a fence. That probably won't be the end of the world, but I really wanted this bale garden to work out. I'm going to top the bales today with compost to see if I can help speed up the process. Fingers crossed. Stay tuned.
|It's spring in our backyard. The bleeding heart is one of the first to put on a grand show.|
|The magnolia is very happy with spring so far.|