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Growing Squash in Straw/Hay Bales – Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

November 7, 2019


25 Comments

  • Reply zjuchi November 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I saw your video when you were a kid 5years agoπŸ˜‚

  • Reply Whitney November 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Reply Graham Thomas November 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    another GT video and info thanks for your help and time πŸžπŸ¦πŸ€πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply Michael McMillan November 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    "Our summer house"

  • Reply Patrick Meehan November 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    That was very interesting Huw.

  • Reply Craig Overend November 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I've seen a few studies that have shown fresh straw tends reduce the amount of plant available nitrogen and phosphorus. Letting it decompose like you did, or soaking it in water or a weed tea before applying helps, alternatively urine is a great source of nitrogen and phosphorus…

  • Reply Bethany's World November 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

    you are becoming quite the handsome young man. thanks for the videos.

  • Reply Cate's Garden November 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I just wrote an article about this! It's amazing how simple it is and how it keeps the weeds down. Very nice.

  • Reply Rich Kammerer November 8, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I have problems with Squash Vine Borer. Do you thing growing Zucchini in hay bales might help deter these pests?

  • Reply Carlota Chmielewski November 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Hi, Huw, what do you call a summer house?

  • Reply Joshua De Lisle November 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Huw, I'm loving your videos, please would you do an up to date version on garlic planting and harvesting, things I would like to know more of compared to your old video, would be watering, spacing, outside compared to inside and pots compared to beds? If you do, that would be amazing as im just about to try planing garlic for the first time!

  • Reply maria carrasquillo November 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    you grew them in nov. are you in britain?its not cold.

  • Reply Luke Jones December 6, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    nice video huw:)> keep it up!!!

  • Reply Ted Lance January 10, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Last year we grew tomatoes in one year old hay bales. Took a lot of water but they did great.
    We had 2 new bales and the plants struggled. When I checked the temperature in the bales, they were 130F. Hotter than a desert.

  • Reply Richard Sabo January 20, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Do you have to deal with squash vine borers? They've killed off my squash, zucchini, and pumpkins three years running, and I'm trying to figure out how to defeat them.

  • Reply Jennifer Cuevas January 22, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I was wondering does this help with squash bugs not the bore kind the other kind. Also do you water less with this method thanks

  • Reply Brigitte Beck March 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    brilliant thank you.

  • Reply Charina Johansson June 1, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Please!
    Put your hands in your pockets and stop waveing!

  • Reply HeaveUp channel October 17, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Thank you for sharing this video, very informative. Definitely I subscribe your channel.

  • Reply Patti Hayden December 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I used hay to create a wicker system in my garden here in Las Vegas. It worked very well till temps hit 115 degrees. Lots of watering but it’s all broken down to good mulch

  • Reply Edwin Manzanares April 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    U r so cute.

  • Reply loli garcia August 14, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Your info is very useful, I use hay beds in our school garden with very young children and it works extremely well, considering that We are in the north of Spain in a quite hot area with sandy soil in the low mountains of south Galicia.
    Thanks a lot

  • Reply Erica's Little Welsh Garden January 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Interesting video

  • Reply Ivana Plavsic March 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    What a horrible video, so very little explanation, basically you say nothing. Title is totally misleading. Thumbs down.

  • Reply D LG July 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I live in Texas and I dug a hole in the ground and added compost and topsoil. My zucchini seems to be dying. I checked for pest and have not seen any. I fertilize every two weeks. Any suggestions

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