All you need to get started is a place to fit a straw bale that is roughly 1 metre long and 50 centimetres high. A position that receives a minimum of 5-6 hours of sunlight a day is perfect.
You will also need easy access to water.
The straw bales cannot be moved once the conditioning process has started as the bales will become soaked and very heavy.
In my experience, the bales work well by placing them in a straight line. This layout provides easy access to all your plants. But feel free to experiment and make sure you send us a photo of your BaleGrow™ garden.
Your BaleGrow™ straw bale garden can go on any surface including rock, asphalt or even the middle of your concrete driveway. Because you are conditioning the bales to create the ideal growing environment inside the bale, it does not matter what your bales are sitting on. This gives you the versatility to have your garden where it is convenient for you. This also gives you the opportunity to position your bales where you get the most sun.
When planning the surface you are placing your bales on, you have to consider the water runoff. Don’t place your bale where water will pool or possibly leave a temporary stain from the water runoff from your decomposing bales.