Hay Bale gardening

Asked March 26, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT

Can root vegetables be planted in hay bales or should they be planted right in the ground

McHenry County Illinois

1 Response

From all the information I've found, you're better off planting root vegetables directly in the ground. Hay bales are great for herbs, flowers, and other lighter, shorter plants. Here's some information about planting in hay bales: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=30692

This vegetable directory will help you select and learn about the root (or other) vegetables you are interested in planting: http://extension.illinois.edu/veggies/directory.cfm