Strawbale gardening will be the topic of the latest roundtable discussion from the Lincoln County Master Gardeners this Saturday, May 11, at Gleneden Beach Fire Station.

Straw is an ideal container for growing vegetables, herbs and many perennials. It naturally holds moisture and, as the straw decomposes, provides a rich medium for plant growth. Strawbales are inexpensive and can be placed anywhere space is available.

“We’ve used straw bales in several of our Master Gardener demonstration gardens with great success,” said Michael Christie who will lead the roundtable discussion. “It’s a great growing medium for coastal gardens, especially those with very sandy soil.”

Saturday’s presentation will run from 10 am to noon at 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach. Admission is free but please RSVP at orcoastmga.org to ensure adequate seating and handouts.

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