Re: [gardeners] Question about pressure treated wood

Francoise De Smet (
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:14:55 +0000

> I've seen pictures of straw bale gardens and they look cool.

> I think I'll still give it a try for a bed or two

Wendy, I don't know where you live, but straw bales are good for making a
cold frame. If you have an old window or piece of glass or plastic,
arrange your bales so that the opening is the size of your window. The
bales on the north side should be a bit higher. Fill with soil and you
have an instant cold frame to grow and harden your seedlings. Or put your
pots in instead of soil. When you no longer need the cold frame, you can
use the straw for mulch.
But don't do what I did: I went to get the bales with my car and put them
on the back seat... That was last year and I am still picking up straw.