What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Outdoorsy What are you most proud of? so far things are growing well with my little garden planted in the straw bales...I am still waiting to see what does the best. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do some research and understand what you are doing. Be Patient when waiting for the straw bales to get ready. You will need to fertize and water the bales for a couple weeks and leave in the heat of the day until they heat up and then cool down some. Its easy to plant once the balles start to sofen inside.