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Straw Bale Gardening

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This booklet is a guide to growing a successful Straw Bale Garden written by the pioneer of this method of gardening. He has perfected the perfect way for anyone to have a garden without weeding, bending over, or using chemicals. If you follow his step by step methods and suggestions you will be assured to grow a beautiful and productive garden this year, even if you have never gardened before. The best part is that if the soil in your backyard is less than productive it doesn't matter at all. If you have sunlight and water, you will have a great garden this year. From the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska to the heat of the desert in Saudi Arabia, people are using this method, and having great success. The booklet is full color with 78 pages, and has a perfect bind booklet binding.

Table of Contents:

  1. Never fail techniques with SBG
  2. Advantages of SBG vs. soil garden
  3. Site selection and set up
  4. "Conditioning" the recipe for success
  5. Planting spacing, timing and methods
  6. Maintenance, (this is a short chapter)
  7. Harvest time
  8. What remains is gold
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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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