Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Vegetable Gardening Method - All-New Information On: Urban & Small Spaces, Organics, Saving Water - Make Your Own Bales With or Without Straw!

Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Vegetable Gardening Method - All-New Information On: Urban & Small Spaces, Organics, Saving Water - Make Your Own Bales With or Without Straw!

by Joel Karsten

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Vegetable Gardening Method - All-New Information On: Urban & Small Spaces, Organics, Saving Water - Make Your Own Bales With or Without Straw! by Joel Karsten

Take your straw bale gardening to the next level—in more places, with new products, and even sometimes skipping the straw entirely—with Straw Bale Gardens Complete.

The reception and enthusiasm for straw bale gardening, introduced in 2013, has proved revolutionary in vegetable growing. Why? Because the bold promises in the book are kept: grow vegetables anywhere, earlier in the year, with no weeding. Gardeners everywhere are excited. Straw bale gardening works!

In just the short amount of time that has passed, the gardening world and Joel Karsten himself have learned even more about how to apply this method in just about any environment: on a city balcony, in a rocky outpost, in a desert, and even in the tundra of Alaska.

Straw Bale Gardens Complete contains all of the original information that has set the gardening world on fire. But it also goes much deeper, with nearly 50 pages of all-new advice and photos on subjects such as growing in a tight urban setting, making your straw bale garden completely organic, and using new fertilizers and conditioning products. There is even information on using straw bale techniques to grow veggies in other organic media for anyone who has a hard time finding straw.

Fans of Straw Bale Gardens will not want to miss adding Straw Bale Gardens Complete to their gardening library. There is, literally, nothing else like it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591869078
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Edition description: New
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 150,668
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joel Karsten, author of Straw Bale Gardens, Straw Bale Solutions, and Straw Bale Gardens Complete, developed the straw bale gardening method more than 10 years ago. As interest grew, he became one of the most in-demand garden lecturers in the country. A pioneer and an entrepreneur, Karsten has been featured in the New York Times, national television and radio, and dozens of other major media outlets. Karsten has a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota, and currently resides in Roseville, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

SBGS In Small, Urban And Unusual Spaces 28

Straw 34

Planning Your Straw Bale Garden 40

Making Your Own Bales 76

Conditioning the Bales

Organic Straw Bale Gardens 96

Planting Seeds and Seedlings 102

Straw Bale Greenhouse 114

Growing Your Straw Bale Garden 120

SBGS and Water 132

Harvest Time 136

What Remains Is Gold 145

Plant Profiles 150

Photo and Garden Credits, Resources 172

Conversions 173

Index 174

Meet the Author 176

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Vegetable Gardening Method - All-New Information On: Urban & Small Spaces, Organics, Saving Water - Make You 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First saw the idea on Facebook--ordered three books, one for myself and one for my each of my children. I was so enthralled that I also ordered the e-book edition and read almost half of it on my computer immediately. I am a 72 year old woman who gardened years ago but the physical work was beyond me after two hip replacements over a four period. Now with Straw Bale Gardens as a guide and inspiration i am gearing up to do it, i have already located a source of straw and am "preaching" to as many people as I can about the idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than many alternatives. Some of the info was repeated several times. Some info might be better in tables.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, IMO, is a total waste of your money. I did read the free preview, which didn't really help much. There wasn't anything here that couldn't be gotten for Internet search. If it was a $2.99 book, then definitely. No way is this worth $15+$$$$