Experimenting with strawbale food
So far this has been a total failure as the erratic rains don't allow the fungal culture for mushrooms to develop but I wait to see if the strawbales will eventually fruit with shitakes and oyster mushrooms. Ideally we are looking for humid conditions but the cold winter drying winds in Catalonia are totally not ideal. We wait to see about creating more of a micro-climate.
I did have some success with potatoes though. The strawbales have to had decomposed for a year first, and this included urinating on them so that the nitrogen has time to break down into a usable form. Again, I am limited for lack of water.