Look what I found growing out of my straw bales when I went out to water them today - wheat! Maybe this means I'm doing something right? I did pry back some of the straw and feel inside, and it was pretty warm inside, so I think that's a good sign too! As far as the wheat grass goes - I pulled most of it out. Maybe I won't have to battle it too much.
In other gardening news, I planted half of a packet of dill in a large flower pot this afternoon. I'm saving the other half to be planted in my straw bales when I'm able to...hopefully this weekend. We'll see which seeds fare better.