7 Great Plants for a Straw Bale Garden

Pumpkins also grow very well in a straw bale garden. Because of the large plants, you can have up to two pumpkin vines per bale. If you are growing small pumpkins like ornamental ones, you may be able to trellis them. Otherwise, let the vine grow on the ground.


straw bale garden pumpkin
This is one of my three regular pumpkins that my vine produced.

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