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Joel Karsten - Author of Straw Bale Gardens Complete

This episode of Big Blend Radio's GARDEN GOSSIP Show features straw bale gardening pioneer features Joel Karsten. His book, "Straw Bale Gardens Complete, Updated Edition: Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding," is out now through Cool Springs Press. 


Karsten’s method requires less maintenance and weeding, and because of the raised height, makes gardening more accessible for seniors who can’t do the hard physical work of gardening, he explains. The method works in any climate and for nearly every vegetable crop, and doesn’t require any soil at all, so it can be done on concrete, asphalt or even on a rooftop.

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