Put Straw Bale Gardening in Your Garden Plans

Combining container gardening with vegetable gardening, straw bale gardening breaks the notion that plants can only grow in soil as these dirtless gardens plans will cause your plants to explode with beautiful, wholesome produce.



If you follow the relatively simple instructions in this book, I can assure you that you will be successful in Straw Bale Gardening. Just be prepared to answer some questions from your neighbors—there will be plenty.
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My sister Laura and Grandma Josephine tending the chickens on the family farm. Yes, that is a little genuine Minnesota straw in the foreground.
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The Author, Joel Karsten, as a farmboy, working hard and dreaming up new ways of doing things.
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Because the straw bale generates heat as the straw decomposes, a Straw Bale Garden can get a head start in planting and yield ripe tomatoes weeks before the other gardens in town.
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Straw Bale Gardening vs. Traditional Gardening
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