Finally, I got around to planting my very soaked and ready straw bales. I added a layer of potting mix topped with compost, because I really wanted to beef up the nutritional profile of the growing medium. I am planting squash here this summer, so its important to have plenty of feed (squash are rather hungry plants!) And then it was simply a matter of planting: Immediately at the foreground, there is a Jack-Be-Little pumpkins, followed by two Saffron summer squash, and at the distant end, one Costata Romanesco zucchini. In a few weeks, I should be slathered with summer squash deliciousness.