strawbalegarden Photos & Videos

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Good morning from Hummingbird Hill! Just a little late, but busy outside. I paused to note the evolution of these brilliant flowers. A new super tall orange flower caught my eye, and that strange spiky plant that was here when we moved in seems to be flowering. It might be a yucca plant if it matches the one I saw in Laura @gardenanswer ‘s recent tour. May your day be filled with fun new discoveries and the realization that passing time brings new beauties as we age.

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5 hours ago

Each spoon is hand picked from local antique shops, then hand stamped with love. 🌱 Check out these garden marker spoons heading to @megan_ketcham for her beautiful garden! I can’t wait to see how great they look, link in bio to order! 👩🏼‍🌾

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8 hours ago

I hardly ever take pictures of this side of the garden. I’m not quite sure why....I mean a lot happens over here. This is the side I grow my tomatoes and Jalapeños and normally onions.....so I guess you could say this is the “Salsa Side!” Nothing boring about that! 🍅

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9 hours ago

These champion farm interns finished setting up our straw bale garden today starting with day 1 of 12 of bale conditioning! They are both looking forward to the upright, lite weeding in this part of the garden. #hwsfarminterns #hwsfarm #strawbalegarden

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13 hours ago

Good night from Hummingbird Hill!

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19 hours ago

No matter the size of harvest each deserves appreciation and thanks ❤️

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1 day ago

Gorgeous skies...not so good looking while hay is in the field. Fewer bales this year. Only a few more loads to go!

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1 day ago

Wednesday, June 19, 6 pm, we return to the Demonstration Garden for the 2nd Session of #StrawBaleGarden Planting, at the Centennial Botanical Conservatory. Free event. Everyone is welcome. Please bring gloves and a trowel if you have them. #tbay #ThunderBay

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1 day ago

Food! Glorious food! Straw bale produce: 1. Tiny yellow dot of the first patty pan squash, 2. Romaine and Butterhead lettuces, 3. Radish and carrot sprouts, 4. Bale-side onions (I had sets left so I poked them into the side), 5. Potatoes, onions, shallots in second season bales, 6. Dad-planted asparagus still making spears after 35 years. I realized this morning that I haven't had any mushrooms growing. Wonder if the bales got antifungal treatment? Could explain why the bales aren't warmer too. Grrr. Next year no bales from the garden center. #liveandlearn #whyismylearningcurvesosteep #strawbalegarden #womengardenersofinstagram #womenwhostrawbalegarden #growyourownfood

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1 day ago

As it is 4:30 AM, I suppose it is actually time for me to go to bed. My alarm to wake up for work just went off, but I fooled it, I was already awake, and not going to work today anyway. I was thinking of waiting another twenty minutes for the sunrise to become what it will, but sleep calls too strongly. Do I shall say, “Good morning from Hummingbird Hill!” May your day be met with small triumphs throughout! And, if you get to sleep in,may you remember to turn off your 4 AM alarm! *grin*

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1 day ago

Today was a beautiful and busy day. The hay is baled about two-three weeks early, so we were scrambling to get ready to pull the bales from the field. The count is down, so we only have about three tons to sell. Still, some is better than none! Goodnight from Hummingbird Hill. May you profit from good work, and never from exploiting negative vibes. Just saying.

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1 day ago

..............🥬 I can’t get over how beautiful my @parkseedco Buttercrunch Lettuce is this year!! Taking a selfie with a head of lettuce is no easy task but I HAD to try!!

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2 days ago

#strawbalegardening update: I have a fertilization question... we have had a LOT of rain this spring, is it possible that my bales are being diluted in terms of nutrition? Do I need to be supplementing more frequently than once a week? Also, I’m wondering why some plants are doing better than others. Such as this squash plant flourishing, next to green beans that are struggling. Or my flourishing kale and lettuces, next to sad spinach that barely grew/already bolted. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . #womenwhostrawbalegarden #strawbalegarden #farmgirlstuckintown @strawbaleau @strawbalegarden

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2 days ago

Good morning from Hummingbird Hill!

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2 days ago

I know. I know...I already said goodnight!

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2 days ago

Just heading down to finish watering, and back up to tuck in the chickens. Jojo was not i. the coop, so after searching all the places she might be if she were alive, I finally checked under the porch. The little mama of the flock decided to pass away sometime today. No signs of injury or attack. Poor little girl. I hope she gets all the seeds where ever she finds herself next. Goodnight from Hummingbird Hill.

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3 days ago

Good morning from Hummingbird Hill! Happy father’s day to all of you lucky enough to have little humans you are helping explore and discover the good things in this world. May you always give yourself (and your children) room to explore, discover, make mistakes, and learn new things about this constantly changing world.

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3 days ago

This years “Salad Bar” is quite different then the previous year due to late planting...guilty 🙋‍♀️ You can see the larger heads of Butter Crunch Lettuce....those seeds were planted much earlier. My entire “Salad Bar” could be spilling over! But that’s ok! This is a perfect example of succession planting! I have Buttercrunch in all stages. Which will keep me in full supply throughout summer and into fall. The Spinach, Kale, and Swiss Chard will eventually catch up and I’ll have more greens than I know what to do with!! YAS 🙌 *Buttercrunch Lettuce seeds are from @parkseedco

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3 days ago

😂

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3 days ago

Goodnight from Hummingbird Hill! May the mistakes you make end up bringing sweet discoveries in the long run...preferably without a new type of beetle. ahem. (heads to internet for bug identification session.)

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3 days ago

Oops. I think I forgot about the fruit part of the hill...

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3 days ago

I think this may be considered a golden afternoon even if it is past eight pm, right?

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3 days ago

Hummingbird, garden, pug. This is how we live it up on a Saturday night!

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3 days ago

Neighbors.

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3 days ago

Spring is back. No more 100 degree days please! The garden is starting to settle down after the weird spring weather, the hay field was mowed last night, and Niknik is visiting with me in the garden.

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3 days ago

Although this is only my 2nd year of Straw Bale Gardening I can tell you I’m hooked! I love that I don’t ever have to get on my knees!! My entire garden is elevated right off the ground. Weeds are minimal to none! And it seems like everything grows better in a Straw Bale due to the aerated roots. But just to be sure ask my opinion again at the end of the season 😂

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3 days ago

It is amazing how much appears each day that I do not notice in the garden. Sometimes I am so busy trying to keep up...or catch up...that I miss moments such as the first rose on mom’s favorite rose bush. The one we had to move here from the old house. Today I looked over and there were twenty roses, but I am sure that when I looked, the plant was still only two feet tall. Some surprising sights from this morning’s walk down the hill to say howdy to the folks. Please note how Peanut is holding my pants with her little paw. She knows I am about to get up and get to work! Good morning (this afternoon) from Hummingbird Hill! May your day be filled with work you love as well as time to pause and actually notice what good work you have done to make the world a better place.

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4 days ago

Week 15 #strawbalegarden is quite crispy now, as our highs this week have topped 110. In spite of the blistering heat, we harvested several pounds of #tomato #cucumber #tomatillo and #cantaloupe . Our newest surprise however are the wee #groundcherry ! Tasty little fruit in a tiny tomatillo-like package. While I don't expect many more tomato at these temps, the little blueberry tomatoes are right delicious and we have lots of tomato to can and give away. #azgardening #strawbalegardening #eastvalleygardeners #gilbertgarden

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4 days ago

🌱 Garden update! 🌱 So far, I haven’t killed any plants! The zucchini and squash are both super productive! I am starting to produce cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers! 🍅 🌶 🥒 My beans are slow going but I saw blossoms last night! The Herbs are all doing better than I imagined!!! . I feel like a new parent since this technically my first garden! 👩🏼‍🌾 Way overprotective and super proud! My hubby just rolls his eyes 😂😂😂 He was always the gardener before and he doesn’t understand why I never marveled over his produce before!!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ . . . #strawbalegarden #strawbalegardening #springgardening #raisedbedgarden #springhasarrived #gardeningproject #gardensofinstagram #backtobasics #createalifeyoulove #gardeningproject #growityourself #backyardgardener #growsomething #midlifeblogger #nogreenthumb #getyourhandsdirty #simpleliving #livesimple #unplug #lavender

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4 days ago

I’m pretty pleased with how things are really starting to dig in and grow. Every time I look around, plants look bigger. I can hardly wait until all of these beds are bursting with blooms and buds. Even though it’s full of imperfection, weeds and new straw going to seed, I’m so pleased with where we are at. #itsallhappening #allfromseeds #microfarm #microflowerfarm #strathmorealberta #wheatlandcounty #urbanflowerfarm #grownlocal #yycflowers #ilovealberta #albertagrown #albertagrownflowers #albertaflowerfarm #strawbalegarden

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4 days ago

Yesterday...Today. Amazing how things naturally change so quickly. I wonder, since change is such a part of all nature, if we humans miss out on so much of the world because we resist change so much? Goodnight from Hummingbird Hill, may you allow yourself to change and grow so you can surprise yourself and the world with the amazing beauty you have to offer. Sleep tight!

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4 days ago

I filmed this little clip of the boys when I filmed the video over on YouTube about pruning tomatoes. Last year was the first time ever for me to prune a tomato plant, and I owe my starting information to @charles_dowding. I was not brave enough to really dig into pruning until I watched @roots_and_refuge video about tomato armpits. Those videos were a huge help to me, so they are linked over on my youtube. You should go check out how my sickbay second round of tomatoes are looking! Link in comments.

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4 days ago

These are the days.....you tell yourself, “It was all worth it.” We have finally put the cold weather behind us and are seeing exponential growth each day in our wonderland we call “garden.”

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5 days ago

Good morning from Hummingbird Hill! I am currently waiting for a tow on the side of a country road. I’ve got shade, good tunes, and a nice fellow stopped by to see if I was ok. I also may have just bought three pairs of vintage cowboy boots at an estate sale. Not such a great deal if my tire got popped there! 😂. May you find all sorts of treasures in your world today. Hopefully the kind of treasures which bring long lasting joy...happy Friday!

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5 days ago

Snapshot of my garden. The plants are happier after fish emulsion fertilizer but I worry about what chemicals are in my bales since they came from a feed store. I will source them differently next year. #strawbalegarden #dadsaworrywort

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5 days ago

Goodnight from Hummingbird Hill! May you dream of daises in sunsets, kind people who help when you most need it, and a time to forgive past hurts and move forward together.

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5 days ago

These #strawbales are just weird... we’ve had a ton of mushrooms coming up in them. I thought maybe they were in the #dirt I put on top, but I’ve used 2 different brands & all bales have mushrooms. I also dig down to see where they started & the stalks are coming out of the straw. So now I’m pulling mushrooms out and trying not to damage anything growing or not yet sprouted. Weird... #strawbalegarden #strawbalegardening #offgrid #azdesertliving #bigskyatnight #desertgarden #desertstrawbalegarden

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6 days ago

Just another amazing sunrise. Good morning from Hummingbird Hill! May you find clear skies ahead as you walk the path you choose in life.

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6 days ago

This year, we decided to really ramp up our gardening efforts and planted a straw bale garden, plus a small herb planter! Living in northern Michigan, the soil is comprised mostly of sand so we felt that straw bales would give us the greatest yield. . . These adorable, customizable garden markers have been a cute addition to our straw bales! All the spoons are unique, just like each plant. What is your favorite vegetable to plant in the garden? 👩🏼‍🌾🌱

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