Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Grow Vegtables and Flowers in Record Time

Last night the Crossroads Garden Club held it's second meeting with one of our own club members (Charlotte Nelson, seen above), as the first guest speaker. Charlotte is quickly becoming the expert in Coweta County for her method of "Straw Bale Gardening." Not only is she beautiful and a great speaker, her method of gardening is beautiful and "speaks for itself" to create, grow, and reap the rewards in record time with less sweat and toil than any traditional garden technique.

Her presentation, explained in detail how anyone without access to a tiller or a simple hoe can create a vegetable, flower, herb or any garden in ten to twelve days with straw bales, fertilizer, water, sun, seeds or plants and a little potting soil and of course a little love. She also beautifully explained, how this method produces more and lasts longer (into November), with fewer insects and disease. This is her fifth year of using the straw bale gardening method and her experience was apparent last night. In ending her presentation, she raffled a prize of two canned treats from her last year's garden to the winner, Janelle Taylor, a first time attendee and new garden club member.

Thanks Charlotte, everyone is buzzing about your presentation!

Posted by Wilma Smith


  1. My husband and I are among Charlotte's "converts" to this method of gardening, and I am here to tell you it is easy and it WORKS! She did a great job with her presentation to the garden club, and I am so proud to call her a new friend!

    1. Me too, and I agree with all of your comments.

  2. Charlotte, I so enjoyed reading about your straw bale gardening! I love flowers and gardening but I am so fascinated with your expertise. Your Old Friend Kay Caterinicchia