Straw Bale Gardens

Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610587389
Size: 18.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Straw Bale Gardens

Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865506
Size: 20.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening.

Growing Vegetables In Straw Bales

Author: Craig LeHoullier
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612126159
Size: 17.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Straw bale gardening is an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to grow a bounty of food in a small space. All you need is a bale of straw, some fertilizer, and your favorite vegetable seeds! Craig LeHoullier’s step-by-step instructions show you how to do everything from sourcing the straw and setting up your bale to planting, dealing with weeds and pests, and harvesting.

The Straw Bale House

Author: Athena Swentzell Steen
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9780930031718
Size: 15.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many copies in stock but still heavy demand; only a few titles published on this subject. Very popular in rural WA too.

Building Green

Author: Clarke Snell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1600595340
Size: 11.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The bestselling reference to sustainable construction, updated with online resource tie-ins, features more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details.

Terrariums Gardens Under Glass

Author: Maria Colletti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591866336
Size: 17.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy, and gives you all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today: tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.