Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding [NOOK Book]

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You?ll find a bumper crop of vegetable gardening books on the shelves today, but it is a very rare title that actually contains new information. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn?t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today?s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden ...
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Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding

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Overview

You’ll find a bumper crop of vegetable gardening books on the shelves today, but it is a very rare title that actually contains new information. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn’t be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere—even in your driveway. Karsten’s step-by-step guide offers all the information you need to make your own straw bale garden today. In this lushly photographed volume, Karsten shares all of the secrets he has developed over years of teaching eager students the miracle of straw bale gardening. You’ll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. You’ll master Karsten’s methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether it’s seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale garden—and with Karsten’s breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.
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Joel Karsten's subtitle claim of a breakthrough method is not unfounded. The straw bale gardens that he proposes in this new book can—and have solved several of the problems endemic to modern vegetable growing, including a short growing season, limited space, and watering problems. His illustrated step-by-step instructions are based on years of his gardening and teaching experience, making this one of the most truly revolutionary plant growing books in recent years. Editor's recommendation.

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"Are you ready to learn about a transformative garden technology that could change your life - for less than $100?" - New York Times

"Since the book was published in March 2013, thousands of gardeners from just about every country in the world have tried his techniques, which he pioneered shortly after receiving a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota." - DallasNews.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610587389
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 65,469
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Joel Karsten (Roseville, MN) has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota, where he was recruited to play football by legendary coach Lou Holtz. He was raised on a tree farm, where he learned the secrets to successful gardening from his grandmother Josephine. In addition to giving demonstrations and lecturing on the many benefits of his unique straw bale gardening technique, he is an inventor and entrepreneur with boundless enthusiasm for better solutions.

 

 

strawbalegardens.comLearn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden (Facebook page)

 

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Table of Contents


Introduction

Straw
Planning Your Straw Bale Garden
Conditioning the Bales
Seeds and Seedlings
Straw Bale Greenhouse
Growing Your Straw Bale Garden
Harvest Time
What Remains is Gold

FAQs
Plan Profiles
Resources
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Great for every gardener

    Highly recommended. Had to find several others for friends. Good ideas and instructions for now and next year.

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