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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 garden 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
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.