This updated edition of Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the only book you need to get started with the revolutionary gardening method that has taken the world by storm.
Written by Joel Karsten, the originator of Straw Bale Gardening, this exciting update contains detailed, start-to-finish instructions for growing vegetables in straw anywhere
, plus many new ideas and projects
, including how to set up a greenhouse for less than $100
that allows you to start seeds on top of heat-generating straw bale benches.
Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution
. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens
. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding
. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor
, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues
, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically
Imagine building a simple shoulder season seed-starter greenhouse for under $100
and then heating it with six bales of straw
. In this all-new section
, Karsten explains how you can build his six-week greenhouse, and set all of your seed trays on the nice warm benches inside, made from straw bales. The heat generated during their early decomposition is the entire heat source for the tiny greenhouse.
Among the new subjects:
Building and heating the six-week greenhouse for less than $100
Cultivating mushrooms in straw bales
Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive
How to make a cold frame with straw bales
Trellising projects for growing vertically
And much more
Assure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the pioneer of the method