Posts Tagged ‘Straw Bale Gardens’

The Steps to Successful Straw Bale Gardening Episode SG516

America’s Straw Bale Gardening expert and author Joel Karsten has helped thousands of gardeners with his breakthrough method of gardening. In this week’s episode (SG516), I chat with Joel Karsten about the specific steps to successful Straw Bale Gardening. It all starts with a process Joel calls conditioning and he shares his formula on the show today.

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SG515 Straw Bale Gardening Pioneer Joel Karsten

Straw Bale Gardens Part 1

In this episode of Still Growing…(SG 515), I feature life-long entrepreneur and Straw Bale Gardening pioneer Joel Karsten.

Twenty years ago, Joel Karsten had a brilliant idea.

When he could find no academic support for his idea of using straw bales as a substrate to grow vegetables, he returned to his childhood home on a farm in Southwestern Minnesota. In a show of support, Joel’s Dad welcomed him home with a whole hayrack full of 50 straw bales.

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