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Weedless straw-bale gardening

Straw bale gardening made easy

Cathryne Richards, a Sandoval County Master Gardener, will be presenting an overview of straw bale gardening at the Placitas Community Library on August 12, at 2:00 p.m. She has attended the Xeriscape Conference and the Land and Water Summit, which has been held here in New Mexico over the past seven years. She is one the Facilitators of the Master Gardening Class HOMEscape Solutions. Although not a new concept, using raised beds, straw bales, and other methods of above-ground gardening is successful in an arid desert landscape. If the ground is too hard to dig, plants will have a tough time growing; with this method, all the nutrients and growing medium are in the straw bale itself. Learn the advantages of using straw bales in your gardens.


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