Best Straw Bale Gardening : Your Complete Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs with No Weeding, No Digging, No Backache and No Pests
When I first started growing plants in straw bales, I knew nothing about this wonderful method except for what a neighbor had told me. I've been so impressed with this gardening technique that I had to write this book. What you have heard is true! There is NO WEEDING, NO DIGGING, NO BACKACHE AND NO PESTS. How and where to select the best straw bales, which vegetables, fruits and herbs to grow, the use of soaker hoses to save you hours upon hours of time watering so your time is freed to do dozens of other important tasks..., all the necessary information is here for you. Here's more of the information you will learn: * 13 Benefits of Gardening with Straw * Easy Steps to Set Up Your Straw Bale Garden * Tips for Superior Straw Bale Conditioning * List of All the Tools and Supplies You Will Need * Whether to Plant from Seeds or Bedding Plants and How and When to Plant Them * Tips that Promote Growing Healthy Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs with Straw Bales * Helpful Clues and Cautions to Prevent Overwatering, Burning Your Seedlings, Etc * Descriptions and Cures/Controls for Insects and Diseases to Watch for * Pictures on Almost Every Page So You Can See the Subject Being Discussed * Plus much, much more! By the end of this book, you will have all the information necessary to have one of the best straw bale gardens ever. The straw bale gardening revolution is well underway. Don't get left out. The traditional, in-the-ground gardening is out of date now. Grab your copy right now so you can get started with the newest, greatest gardening technique: Straw Bale Gardening!
- Paperback | 206 pages
- 190.5 x 234.95 x 11.94mm | 462.66g
- 02 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About James McAllen
Brought up on a typical traditional farm, James McAllen helped his dad and grandfather till the dirt and plant crops on their hands and knees, then harvest those crops the same way. Having earned a BS in Horticulture from Texas A & M University in College Station, TX, James saved his money and bought a farm of his own, continuing to farm like his ancestors until someone told him about a revolutionary method of farming: Straw Bale Gardening. James was one of the first farmers in Texas to transform his farming method to the new technique. Since then, he's had a better harvest using straw bales as a medium to grow his produce. In an effort to increase the number of people who grow their own food and decrease the carbon foot print that is made over the following decades, James has decided to share his knowledge with readers from as many countries as possible. Shown here with his faithful dog, Sandy, he plans to write more books in the near future, so keep your eyes open for them too.