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Straw Bale Gardens Complete

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Autographed Copy of "Straw Bale Gardens Complete"


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

"Take your straw bale gardening to the next level - in more places, with new products, and even, sometimes, skipping the straw!"

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!

From the Back Cover

Straw Bales: Nature's Perfect Planting Container

Straw Bale Gardens . . .

  • Get High Yields
  • Never Need Weeding
  • Do Not Require Soil
  • Extend Growing Season by Weeks
  • Can Be Conventional or 100% Organic: Your Choice
  • Can Go Anywhere: Even Balconies and Driveways
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Joel Karsten

Joel Karsten is a graduate from the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture Science. He worked in the "Green" industry after graduation while he ran his own landscape design and Installation company in the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area. He now owns a manufacturing and distribution business but is still a passionate vegetable gardener, often trying new varieties of anything he can fit into the 20 straw bales he has on his limited residential lot in Roseville. He is an avid grower of tulips, dhalias, roses, hostas and day lillies, and is always on the lookout for new introductions.  Karsten speaks regularly around the Midwest and has been a keynote speaker for events around the country.  He brings a unique blend of inovative ideas, a passion for gardening and an entreprenurial spirit for business.  He presents his revolutionary new gardening methods with an engaging style using humor, life lessons and stories that will get every member of the audience excited to try his revolutionary Straw Bale Gardening system.  His lastest book for release in March 2013, published by Quayside Publishing's local imprint Cool Springs Press, is titled "Straw Bale Gardens."

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