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Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding! THIS BOOK IS IN STOCK AND WILL SHIP IMMEDIATELY!

This title is the Best Selling book by Joel Karsten! Publication Date: March 2013



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 gardening 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.

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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