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 more Assure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the inventor of the method.
Instead of highly fertile soils ready for your plants, all you find is a stony surface full of glass shards and concrete bits. The best you could do with this is planting some grass and hopping it would work well. But this is not what you probably have in your mind. You want an elaborate garden that would let you plant 'real' plants. And straw bale gardening sounds like a great solution.
By now, even the most casual gardeners have heard of straw bale gardening, the pioneering method to gardening introduced by Joel Karsten. Since his first book, Straw Bale Gardens, was published in 2013, this method of growing vegetables has exploded in popularity and is now being practiced across the world.For as many folks that have taken to growing veggies in straw, you will find that each garden is somewhat different, and may solve a different gardening problem. By coming along on this guided tour of the Straw Bale Planet, you are sure to find many situations that match yours and that you can learn from when planning and starting your very own SBG. In addition to teaching by example, this latest book from Karsten also tells a story you are sure to enjoy. Straw Bale Planet traces the evolution of the SBG movement from its inception on a small tree farm in Minnesota to today. This is more than just a home gardening phenomenon; it's an institution that is being employed to combat world hunger in countries such as Cambodia, Argentina and Costa Rica. In Cambodia, a South Korean-lead program (with the cooperation of several NGOs) is creating thousands of straw bale gardens using Karsten's proprietary method.Straw Bale Planet uses the details of the SBG discovery process to provide practical information to home gardeners who want to adopt the method. While explaining the countless iterations of the method in such a wide variety of climates and situations, gardeners can learn how to practice and adapt the method to make their own gardens even more successful.
DIVYou’ll find a bumper crop of vegetable gardening books on the shelves today, but it is a very rare title that actually contains new information. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn’t be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere—even in your driveway./div Karsten’s step-by-step guide offers all the information you need to make your own straw bale garden today. In this lushly photographed volume, Karsten shares all of the secrets he has developed over years of teaching eager students the miracle of straw bale gardening. You’ll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. You’ll master Karsten’s methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether it’s seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale garden—and with Karsten’s breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.
Einfacher gärtnern, mehr ernten: die neue Pflanztechnik mit genialen Vorteilen. Gärtnern auf Strohballen, mobil und flexibel, auf jeder Fläche, unkrautfrei, bequem, schnell erfolgreich. Basics, Beispiele für verschiedene Ballen-Beet-Größen, Anlage, Kletterhilfen, Stützen, Bewässerung. Anbau: Gemüse, Naschobst, Kräuter, Pilze, Blumen.
Author: Dick Strawbridge
Release Date: 2011
Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.
Author: Laine Cunningham
Publisher: Sun Dogs Creations
The Zen of Gardening combines wisdom cultivated in the garden with beautiful and inspirational photos. Written by an award-winning author, the text offers original, enlightening sayings that reflect the Zen found in every garden. Fifty inspiring photos enhance the insight in a full-color book that makes a perfect gift. When Laine Cunningham lost a tree in her front yard, she looked at a lot of landscape designs and landscape ideas. Then she began planting a garden. Years later, over half her lawn had been replaced with beautiful plants, flowers, blooming shrubs, and native trees. Every minute spent planning, planting, weeding, mulching and harvesting connects gardeners with the timeless rhythms of nature. Annuals and perennials remind us of the seasons of life. Raised garden beds nurture precious treasures discovered at the nursery. The process is both joyful and meditative, and offers lessons that apply to life. One of the biggest rewards comes from neighbors who watch the transformation. Japanese gardens, rose gardens, terraces filled with vegetation, wildflowers scattered in an orchard, and botanical gardens grown in pots on the patio enhance cities and suburbs. Find all of these possibilities and more with The Zen of Gardening. A gorgeous collection for every serious gardener, hobbyist, plant lover, and anyone looking for a moment of peace during their day, The Zen of Gardening reminds us of the power of a single tree or flower to enrich our lives, and to make us happier, healthier, calmer, and more loving. Perfect for fans of Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs, Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood, Bonsai (101 Essential Tips) by Harry Tomlinson, Week-by-Week by Jennifer Kujawski, Straw Bale Gardens Complete by Joel Karsten, Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte, and The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier.
Author: James Paris
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Growing vegetables in Raised Bed Gardens is possibly one of the most popular niche gardening techniques - and rightly so. Simple to construct and easy to operate, the Raised Bed is a champion amongst its peers which include container, straw bale, and square foot gardens - to name just a few! In this book you will find all you need to construct and operate your own Raised Bed garden. This includes composting techniques, and how to get an early start with Hot Bed gardening methods. Vegetable planting tips as well as good and bad elements of companion planting are also included. There is a FAQ section at the end for even more info on this amazing technique for growing vegetables in even the remotest of places or adverse conditions.