Hay bale gardening is done by planting plants directly into hay bales without the use of soil. Before beginning, the hay bale must be conditioned for planting to ensure a hospitable environment for new plants. This proce... More »

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Bales of hay vary in size from 40 to 2,000 pounds. A three-string bale weighs around 100 pounds, and there are approximately 20 three-string bales in a ton. Round bales weigh 850 to 1,100 pounds, and there are 2.4 to 1.8... More »

According to Oregon State University Extension Service, an acre may yield between 65 to 165 small bales of hay per cutting, with up to three cuttings per year. The yield depends on location, fertilization, plant species,... More »

Organic gardening starts by building up the soil so it is fertile, choosing suitable seeds and plants, starting seedlings indoors in early spring and then planting the hardiest ones outside. Organic gardening refers to g... More »

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Lasagna gardening is a technique that uses layers of organic material to build a desired garden space in order to produce fertile soil. Also known as sheet composting, this gardening technique requires no digging or clea... More »

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Tomatoes can be grown in large pots or they can be grown in large bags of gardening soil or compost. Tomato plants in containers usually grow much better than plants grown in the ground. More »

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The Whitfill Nursery gardening tips include covering tender plants with frost cloths or blankets to prevent frost damage. Weed plants twice weekly to reduce the use of herbicides. To prepare garden beds in February, use ... More »

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