One of the biggest misconceptions about the entire concept of Straw Bale Gardening, is that we plant and grow vegetables in straw. Let me explain what is really happening. We do start with a straw bale but we don’t plant anything in the bale for several weeks, until we first “condition” the bale.
You’ll NEVER grow potatoes any other way again!
Potato harvest from bales is easy, with no fork or shovel, simply cut the strings and kick over the bales, and pick up the potatoes. No marks on the potatoes from the forks or shovels, so they will store well, unblemished. Wrap them in brown paper, this helps them store longer. Keep them in a dry cool place, and check your stock often, tossing out any that have gotten soft or begun to rot.