Straw Bale Gardening

About a month ago Tony put together this straw bale garden for me.

I have planted a celery that I grew from an off cut of a bought celery stalk.  I’m hoping it likes its new home.

I grew the broccoli  seedlings and planted them also in the straw bales. You can see the plastic above on the wire that I can pull down over the plants at night to stop the frost from settling on them.

I got this straw bale idea from some Youtube videos. You can check them out.

My passion fruit vine is waiting to be planted in the  wooden planter my honey made for it. We have already prepared the soil with compost, a bit of sand, straw and some coffee grounds thanks to Starbucks!

Tony’s lime tree is growing well with some limes ready to pick.

My strawberries are fruiting again yum!   The birds are loving the sunflower heads that I laid out to dry in the sun.

As my straw bale garden grows I’ll up date the pictures.

My first post

IMG_1380Here’s my first Granny square purse! I used 17 granny squares to start with and than I slowly hand stitched the squares  together. I made a 2 long straps for the handles and put in a snap. I also made my own machine sewed  liner.  I really enjoyed making my own purse.

If you are interested in making one of your own with your own choice of colors. Here’s the video.