Friday, September 02, 2011

A Straw Bale Garden

Very Josie asked to see a picture of a straw bale garden. This is a picture my wife took last year. It has been great for producing lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, canteloupe, and watermelons. The care is pretty easy. Of course, it is not like I had anything to do with it!


Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

I think it looks great. What's wrong with it?

11:59 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Wow, that's awesome. I get it now!

Your neighbor needs to chill. Maybe a bribe of a few tomatoes and cukes would shut him up.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

Hey me again....just to clarify...these plants are planted IN THE BALE? Like the bales are the "soil" in which the plants grow? If that's true, that's so cool. I wonder why I haven't heard of this before.

7:56 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Yes Josie, you are correct. Search for it on the internet and you will find some great articles on it.

And MOJO, the problem is that there is nothing in the covenants that prohibits them or even says anything close to that. It was an interpretation of a clause that really seems totally bogus. And, of course, the big question is why someone did not just talk with me about it or at least send a letter (from the board) instead of having a first notice come from an attorney.

9:34 AM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

Sheesh! You could pull the sticks out of those peoples' asses and use them to stake the tomatoes.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

ROFL - Good one bastin!

9:06 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

She has to plant a huge garden now...just to piss off the neighbor in question. It has to be as close as possible to the neighbor's yard. You would think that they would love the hay bales as it is somewhat temporary. I can't believe that they didn't ask you about it first....

8:47 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Talked with two board members last night -- one a good guy neighbor, the other a tool. Also e-mailed the assocition president. Having a meeting set up with the president and the architecture committee.

Got kind of different answers from all three. Bottom line seems to be that pissy neighbors don't like the garden and association came up with some b.s. violation to quiet neighbors.

10:16 AM  

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