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Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and With No Weeding (Paperback)

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    Youíll 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 isnít only new but is thoroughly innovative ......more

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Youíll 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 isnít only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment todayís 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 couldnít 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 anywhereóeven in your driveway.
Karstenís 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. Youíll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. Youíll master Karstenís methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether itís seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale gardenóand with Karstenís breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.

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.

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Author:
Karsten, Joel
Genre:
GARDENING / Vegetables
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
144
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cool Springs Pr
Publish Date:
03/15/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781591865506
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
7.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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