In this book, Karsten presents a vegetable gardening method that can help you overcome the difficulties of poor soil, limited space, problem weeds and a short growing season. Straw bale gardening is similar to container gardening, except the straw bale is both the growing medium and the container. Everything is explained: conditioning the bales with water and fertilizer, planting seeds or seedlings, making wire trellises, row covers and much more.
You’ll also learn how to make a paper towel seed tape, a compost bin, and your own bales from organic yard waste.
With lots of color photographs and drawings, the book includes sample garden layouts plus plant profiles and growing tips from the author’s long experience with this gardening technique.
Softcover, 7 1/2" × 9 3/4", 176 pages, 2015.