Strawbales in Brooklyn?

This summer I spent quite a bit of time with my victory garden on my 6x12 paved over "yard." In April I decided to go out to Staten Island in and stop at Crazy Goat Feeds to pick up a couple of straw bales.

Initially they looked innocent enough as I fed and watered them, but once the tomatoes went in things went a little bonkers. . .

Straw Bales at the end of April.

Can you see the two little tomato plants?

Getting ready . . .

Establishing themselves nicely in May.

. . . to become the scary tomato plant invader!

 And this is what I pulled out of the backyard yesterday:

The pumpkins are getting ready to move in once the tomatoes are done.

You can find out more about straw bale gardening from these sources:

Happy planting