Do you hate dealing with weeds? For me, weeds are the main reason I refused to garden for a very long time. I was the kid that was forced to go outside and deal with the weeds to make my mother happy (she also killed just about any plants, but that is another story). Ever since we bought our home though, growing my own fruits and vegetables has been my dream. So far, I have only succeeded in raspberries and tomatoes, but the weeds have been a killer with my injured knees. Luckily, I found the perfect solution in a new book – Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding by Joel Karsten. After my review copy of the book arrived, I couldn’t wait to start reading!
Straw Bale Gardens Complete: What Is It
Would you like to grow your vegetables and fruits at home, but don’t want to deal with the weeds? If so, we think you will love Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding. Here is what the publisher has to say about this book:
This new 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 to help you enjoy your straw bale experience even more.
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.
Among the new subjects:
- Cultivating mushrooms in straw and straw bales
- How to grow plants in hay bales (and how to tell the difference between hay and straw)
- 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 moreAssure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the inventor of the method.
Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Our Thoughts
As someone who has spent a lot of time reading gardening books over the last two years, I was pretty hopeful about Straw Bale Gardens Complete. Being able to grow food in our yard seemed amazing, especially in areas where we have lots of concrete or by our deck. After going through the book, it is easy to see why so many people are excited about straw bale gardening. While it does take some work to get set up, it makes taking care of your garden so much easier and it great for gardeners of all experience levels. What makes the book even better is all the wonderful step by step instructions, pictures, and straight to the point advice. It is also very easy to incorporate organic gardening, making it a great idea of anyone living a natural lifestyle. After going through this book, I highly recommend Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding to anyone who is wanting to take their gardening to the next level without dealing with weeds!
Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Where to Purchase
Want to purchase this amazing book for yourself? You can find Straw Bale Gardens Complete: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding on Amazon.com for under $20. Who knew gardening could be so easy?