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Straw Bale Gardening May Be For You!

Straw Bale Gardening May Be For You! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

A recent article by Mary Hall in the DAILY JOURNAL from Kankakee Illinois speculates that: You might have seen it pop up on your Pinterest feed — cabbage, herbs or even flowers grown out of straw bales. “It’s the hot new gardening trend,” said Holly Froning, program coordinator for the master gardeners for the University of Illinois Extension. But this is more than just a trend, Froning added, at a seminar at the Bourbonnais Public Library last week.

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Straw Bale Gardening - Q&A why this is revolutionary.

Straw Bale Gardening - Q&A why this is revolutionary. | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Sunday, February 21 at 6:00pm CST with Joel Karsten. I will answer any questions about using the Straw Bale Gardens method to grow vegetables easier, anywhere even on asphalt, in any climate with no weeds and less bending.
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If you’re a Clubhouse user, let’s start a room together. Hit me up, follow me and I’ll follow you back and let’s have a chat with whomever shows up about the STRAW BALE GARDENS method! Just search for me, Joel Karsten, and we’ll be fast friends in the new world of Clubhouse.
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"WORM WRANGLER" Update STRAWBALE GARDEN is Now Producing Food

Great video from a SBGer in Austrailia! If you like Vermi-composting you’ll love the success he’s having combining the two methods!
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Check I’m this out for a unique look at an Aussie growing in bales with the help of worms!
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Can you plant vegetables in extra-large, jumbo sized straw bales?

What's this? Another video with Joel. Why does he always wear the same red shirt and khaki shorts? 

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I wish I had kept a list of every question I've ever been asked about Straw Bale Gardening since day one.  Most every question I get is a question I've already answered a hundred or a thousand times, but every once in a while I get a new question, and I LOVE that. Ask me one that I've never been asked,. Go to the forum at StrawBaleGardenClub.com and I promise I'll answer quickly. 

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SUPER EASY Hay Bale Raised Bed Gardening / Our Front Yard Garden Lettuce Greens Salad Bar Zone 5

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Super easy Straw Bale Squeezy! Or hay bales are fine too.

 

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Straw Bale Garden Update With a Surprise Monster Cucumber

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This is a great tour of a Straw Bale Garden, with two awesome gardeners who know their stuff. I laughed out loud when I saw all of the political signs he used to help build his garden beds. I loved this video. He isn't trying to impress anyone, but the garden is really spectacular. Take a minute and check it out!  He is a hoot.

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Straw Bale Gardening: Learn How to Grow Vegetables in Straw Bales

Straw Bale Gardening: Learn How to Grow Vegetables in Straw Bales | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Straw bale gardening is incredibly pouplar and a great way to grow vegetables in small spaces, driveways, or anywhere it's hard to dig a garden.
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So nice to have Straw Bale Gardening featured on the SavvyGardening.com website/blog. Arguably the leading gardening blog, with great articles, helpful information and a fantastic vibe. If you haven't checked out their website, please take a look, it is one that you should NOT miss. 

 

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Straw Bale Garden Trellis & Planting Veggies

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This is a must watch!  A newbie, but very skilled at building things and innovating.  I loved watching this.  I think you'll enjoy it as well.

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BaleBuster - Straw Bale Gardening bale preparation formula –

BaleBuster - Straw Bale Gardening bale preparation formula – | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Order your BaleBuster proprietary bale preparation mix here.  This preparation mix is all you need to condition bales for planting within a couple of weeks. All detailed instructions for the prep process are included.
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I'm not above self promotion. Get your order in soon, we have a limited number of BaleBuster's left for this spring, and supplies are scarce with the Covid crap. 

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Spring Is Here And Garden Talk Radio Is Here For You «

Spring Is Here And Garden Talk Radio Is Here For You « | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener radio show helping gardeners grow food across the country in the 2020 garden season.The show is hosted by husband and wife team Joey and Holly Baird.The show in 2020 is heard on 16 stations in 10 plus markets across the country, Milwaukee, WI, Ann Arbor, MI, Delta,...
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Joey and Holly Baird have become good friends over the years. They do a terrific job on their radio show teaching people about vegetable gardening. I love being on their show. Check it out.

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Straw-Bale Gardening in the New York Times - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Straw-Bale Gardening in the New York Times - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Learn how you can save money and transform your garden with the simple use of straw bales to prop up your garden with an instant compost pile.
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This article will never die!  That's me in the red shirt and shorts in my back yard. I was 30 pounds lighter then...wow time flies.  This #quarantine15 I've gained is making me think about starting a diet for May.  I may or may not actually do it!

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BaleBuster - Straw Bale Gardening bale preparation formula –

BaleBuster - Straw Bale Gardening bale preparation formula – | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Order your BaleBuster proprietary bale preparation mix here.  This preparation mix is all you need to condition bales for planting within a couple of weeks. All detailed instructions for the prep process are included. DISCOUNTS - For large volume purchases of Six or more units, please contact me at Joel@StrawBaleGarden
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BaleBuster sales are setting a record this year. Could it be because we are all locked down with the Covid-19, or could it just be that BaleBuster is really awesome stuff. I'd like to believe it's the later, but it's probably just people looking for something to do during this crazy time at home.

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Joel Karsten on Twitter: "The Story Behind Straw Bale Gardening https://t.co/WYVlKCcYzI"

Epic Gardening podcast loves to bring fun new ideas and gardening tips to listeners in small digestible bites! Come and enjoy a few delicious dishes served up hot by Kevin and his guests.

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Six days in a row, for just 6-10 minutes each day, Kevin from Epic Gardening and I worked our way through the Straw Bale Gardening story. Listen to March 20-26, and hear the whole story, A-Z, soup to nuts, start to finish!

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Minnesota gardener shares a new way to garden

Minnesota gardener shares a new way to garden | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
With the straw bale method and a 6-week greenhouse, Joel Karsten shares ways to have a smarter, more efficient garden
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I love small towns! Mason City, Iowa, is filled with people who are truly the "salt of the earth".  I really enjoyed the weekend I spent there, meeting so many great folks. It was a splendid weekend of weather as well.

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Learning how to do stuff: Straw bale gardening

Learning how to do stuff: Straw bale gardening | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
A social media meme making the rounds on the internet depicts an elderly woman standing in her vegetable garden. The plant rows are neatly tended and she has cabbages, root vegetables and tomatoes planted.
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Ms Laird has written another great piece about the STRAW BALE GARDENS method. Keep spreading the word and helping others learn how simple it can be to grow your own vegetables without all the work!
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Add Irrigation Emitters for Specific Plants in Your Straw Bale Garden

Another video? This time all about drip irrigation and using emitters in your Straw Bale Garden. 

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Irrigation is a common subject especially in dry or desert climates, and without it, gardening using any method is not very productive. I'd argue that the water holding capacity of a bale of straw constitutes a huge advantage when gardening in dry climates. An irrigation system is still required. A soaker hose will work okay, but a drip irrigation system allows more precision and accuracy to allow different crops to receive the appropriate moisture they require, without waste.

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Can you grow CORN in a Straw Bale Garden? Joel Karsten from StrawBaleGardenClub.com answers!

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We have over 100 videos on the topic of "Straw Bale Gardening" on our StrawBaleGardenClub.com website and many of those on our YouTube channel as well.  If you need advice, instruction or need to ask specific questions, feel free to check out our website, and post in our forum, there is NO cost!

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Straw Bale Sweet Potatoes - Four Types Grown In A Straw Bale

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Great video from MIDWEST GARDENER on YouTube showing his amazing success with sweet potatoes in his Straw Bale Garden!  I love sweet potatoes, and look forward to harvesting mine very soon.

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What Straw Bale Gardening Can Teach You About Sales Productivity

What Straw Bale Gardening Can Teach You About Sales Productivity | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Part 1 of the new video series on CONNECT2Sell, Growing Your Business.
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I must confess that this is the first time I've ever seen someone use their Straw Bale Garden as a metaphor to sell their own unrelated business consulting services involving improvement of productivity.  Debra does a great job, and this video was rather interesting take on her own experiences with the STRAW BALE GARDENS® method.

 

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Straw Bale Garden - May Update

The straw bale garden was started about six weeks ago. It finally got warm enough to put plants into them and for the seeds to sprout. Her eis an update on all that has happened in the past month.

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Fantastic video, check it out folks. This gardener is in Wisconsin, and he gives a terrific presentation of Straw Bale Gardening in his northern climate.

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#strawbalegarden Strawbale Garden Update: Building Bale Boxes

How to build great boxes for Straw Bale Gardening.  

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Holy smokes this is so cool. Well done video. Love the creativity.

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How to create a hay bale garden

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Great stuff right here. Check out her video!  Love this.

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HipSilver

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Garden Talk on NPR!
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Hip silver? Never heard of them until now. Here is what their website says, "We are the “hip” generation that has turned silver. We are the “HipSilvers”. Only in the last three years, when the “boomers” began turning 60, did anyone pay attention to the third phase of our existence. In fact, the media doesn’t even know what to call us….

 

If you are a "HipSilver" this might be your cup of tea! Regardless, they are promoting Straw Bale Gardening so I'm a fan, even though I'm not exactly "Hip" I am getting to be mostly Silver.

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Setting Up A Straw Bale Garden-Let's Get Started

YouTube star Tracy, shows how she set up her spring Straw Bale Garden in Tennessee. This method can be used anywhere in any climate. 

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Awesome video! I'm worried she will put me out of business. She did a great job and set up a "text book" garden.  I think she has a copy of "Straw Bale Gardens Complete" laying around. I'd bet on it as a matter of fact!

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Straw Bale Gardening.... The Beginning.

Take a YouTube journey as I begin straw bale gardening along The Gulf Of Mexico...
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This guy is just getting started.  Lets follow along as he discovers all the advantages of the Straw Bale Gardens method.

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joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro

joe gardener® | Organic Gardening Like a Pro | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
The straw bale gardening method is an easy and inexpensive option that makes growing food possible and accessible to more gardeners everywhere.
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It was so much fun to be on "The Joe Gardener Show" with Joe Lamp'l.  It was just two Joe's sharing gardening advice over a backyard fence.  Take a listen, if you want to listen in and maybe learn one new thing today.

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