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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, Straw Bale Gardens Complete by Joel Karsten will teach you how you can harvest your own crops even if you have terrible soil or little outdoor space.

Straw Bale Gardens Complete

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07PFLNPHQ&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=GB&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=jjbarnes 21&language=en GBir?t=jjbarnes 21&language=en GB&l=li3&o=2&a=B07PFLNPHQIn Straw Bale Gardens Complete, a unique technique developed by Joel Karsten not only makes growing vegetables possible for those with terrible soil or very little outdoor space, but also can sew the seeds of new friendships.

Karsten explained that growing vegetables in bunches of straw out in your lawn is a superb ice breaker. In our current reality where everybody chats by text messages and social media, sharing a conversation about your straw bale garden is a great way to develop friendships.


Karsten’s technique requires less upkeep and weeding, and due to the raised level, makes gardening easier for seniors who can’t do the hard actual work of planting. The technique works in any environment and for virtually every vegetable yield, and requires no soil, so it can be done on cement, asphalt, or even on a roof.

Straw Bale Gardens Complete will in inspire you, with detailed tips for planning, planting and harvesting a straw gale garden. Included is a variety of bale options, guidelines for watering, plant profiles, irrigating in dry environments, gardening in urban spaces, and even Do-It-Yourself directions for homemade bales from compostable materials. The book has a lot of project ideas and color photos, like how to set up a greenhouse for less than $100.

Joel Karsten

Joel Karsten on The Table Read Magazine
Joel Karsten

Joel Karsten, a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in horticulture science, spent his childhood in southern Minnesota on a crop and dairy farm where he developed his interest in gardening. After purchasing his first home, and discovering that nothing could fill in the garden, he experimented with growing tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in straw bales.

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He kept on developing his technique until a correspondent from the local NBC subsidiary did a story and he understood exactly how progressive his strategy was. This inspired him to write his straw bale gardening series of books, including Straw Bale Gardening, Straw Bale Solutions and Straw Bale Gardens Complete.

Karsten also created BaleBuster® conditioner to assist with getting straw parcels for ideal plant development. A keynote speaker, Karsten has made in excess of 2,000 speeches about straw gardening since his first appearance on the lcoal news. He lives in Roseville with his wife, Patty, and their dog, Tucker.

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For more information, visit, or follow the author on Facebook (LearnToGrowAStrawBaleGarden), Instagram (StrawBaleGardenClub) or YouTube (Straw Bale Garden Club).

Straw Bale Gardens Complete, Updated Edition: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding.



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