Unusual Gardening Methods For More Of A Challenge

Looking to take on more of a challenge this spring gardening season? There are many ways gardeners can challenge themselves—one is to try their hand at a new or unusual method of gardening.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few unusual gardening suggestions to try!

Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale gardening is an easy way to grow plants in small spaces. This technique is self-contained, inexpensive, and will have fewer weeds than traditional gardening.

Additionally, the straw bale garden will allow gardeners to garden anywhere. Since there is no soil used during the process, there is no need for gardeners to worry about whether their soil is of good quality.

For more information on how to start a straw bale garden, check out this article.

Unusual Gardening Techniques
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This method is great for many reasons. The method allows gardeners to use scrap materials in their gardening, thereby decluttering the property.

Additionally, the method provides a continuous supply of nutrients to the plants and lasts for an extended growing season.

Basically, this type of gardening begins with large logs as the base. Other compostable materials are then placed on top of the logs, creating a kind of mound. Finally, these materials are covered with soil and vegetables can be planted.

This style of gardening is great for locations without much water. For more information, and steps on how to start a hügelkultur garden, read this article.


One of two gardening methods that forgo the use of soil, aquaponics is an organic gardening system that nourishes plants with fish waste. Bacteria break down the waste into a form that the plants can use as food. This is a great method for conserving water.

However, this technique can be expensive. So be sure to do some research to ensure the best chances for success.

Next Steps

These creative gardening techniques can provide experienced gardeners with a fun challenge.

There is a lot to learn about each technique, so be sure to do some additional research before getting started!

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