Learn About Straw Bale Gardening Saturday

Joel Karsten has been teaching about the benefits of straw bale gardening for several years now,l¬†starting with the publication of his first book on the topic. His revised, updated book, Straw Bale Gardens Complete, just came out in February and ranks No. 3 in vegetable garden books on Amazon. Joel, who is also a native…

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Straw-Bale Gardening Gains Popularity

Gardeners are always looking for ways to make their gardens more productive. The latest trend is growing vegetables in straw bales, a method that resembles container gardening, except that the bales are both the container and the planting medium. Minnesotan Joel Karsten has been promoting this method for several years and is teaching a course…

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Grow Anywhere Gardening

You don’t need a large plot of land to grow your own food or some flowers to brighten your home. You can grow plants anywhere! That’s the theme of the MSHS Educational Booth at the Minnesota State Fair this year. You can grow plants in a wooden box — as many people do through our…

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