Straw Bale Gardens

Filename: straw-bale-gardens.pdf
ISBN: 9781610587389
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Number of pages: 144
Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Download and read online Straw Bale Gardens in PDF and EPUB DIVYou’ll find a bumper crop of vegetable gardening books on the shelves today, but it is a very rare title that actually contains new information. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn’t be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere—even in your driveway./div Karsten’s step-by-step guide offers all the information you need to make your own straw bale garden today. In this lushly photographed volume, Karsten shares all of the secrets he has developed over years of teaching eager students the miracle of straw bale gardening. You’ll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. You’ll master Karsten’s methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether it’s seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale garden—and with Karsten’s breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.


Straw Bale Gardens Complete

Filename: straw-bale-gardens-complete.pdf
ISBN: 9781627886062
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Number of pages: 176
Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Download and read online Straw Bale Gardens Complete in PDF and EPUB "Are you ready to learn about a transformative garden technology that could change your life - for less than $100?" - New York Times Take your straw bale gardening to the next level - in more places, with new products, and even, sometimes, skipping the straw! The reception and enthusiasm for straw bale gardening, introduced in 2013, has proved revolutionary in vegetable growing. Why? Because the bold promises in the book are kept: grow vegetables anywhere, earlier in the year, with no weeding. Gardeners everywhere are excited. Straw bale gardening works! In just the short amount of time that has passed, the gardening world and Joel Karsten himself have learned even more about how to apply this method in just about any environment: on a city balcony, in a rocky outpost, in a desert, and even in the tundra of Alaska. Straw Bale Gardens Complete contains all of the original information that has set the gardening world on fire. But it also goes much deeper, with nearly 50 pages of all-new advice and photos on subjects such as growing in a tight urban setting, making your straw bale garden completely organic, and using new fertilizers and conditioning products. There is even information on using straw bale techniques to grow veggies in other organic media for anyone who has a hard time finding straw. Fans of Straw Bale Gardens will not want to miss adding Straw Bale Gardens Complete to their gardening library. There is, literally, nothing else like it!


Straw Bale Gardens Complete

Filename: straw-bale-gardens-complete.pdf
ISBN: 9781591869078
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Number of pages: 176
Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher:

Download and read online Straw Bale Gardens Complete in PDF and EPUB Provides information about how to use straw bales as planting containers for vegetable gardening.


Idiot s Guides Straw Bale Gardening

Filename: idiot-s-guides-straw-bale-gardening.pdf
ISBN: 9781615647545
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Number of pages: 224
Author: John Tullock
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Idiot s Guides Straw Bale Gardening in PDF and EPUB Gardening is more popular than ever and now you can grow all types of vegetables in any location. Idiot's Guides: Straw Bale Gardening explains the many advantages of growing an entire garden in straw bales. Dozens of helpful step-by-step, color photography illustrates how to arrange and prepare the bales to get the best results and take full advantage of all that straw bale gardening offers: -- Easier to build than typical raised-bed or container gardens -- Easier to arrange and access than other raised-bed gardens -- Less expensive than most raised-bed or container gardens of equal size -- Greater resistance to pests -- No tilling -- No or little weeding Finally, with color illustrations, the reader is shown what grows best next to what and how much can be planted to maximize yield.


Serious Straw Bale

Filename: serious-straw-bale.pdf
ISBN: 9781603582087
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Paul Lacinski
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online Serious Straw Bale in PDF and EPUB In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!" Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a new era. Even building-code officials and insurance companies now look favorably upon straw bale buildings, with their extraordinary energy efficiency and wise use of agricultural waste for construction materials. Bergeron and Lacinski's new book Serious Straw Bale is the first to look carefully at the specific design considerations critical to success with a straw bale building in more extreme climates-where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques, and present a compelling rationale for building with straw-one of nature's most resilient, available, and affordable byproducts. For skeptics and true believers, this book will prove to be the latest word. Thorough explanations of how moisture and temperature affect buildings in seasonal climates, with descriptions of the unique capacities of straw and other natural materials to provide warmth, quiet, and comfort year-round. Comprehensive comparison of the two main approaches to straw bale construction: "Nebraska-style," where bales bear the weight of the roof, and framed structures, where bales provide insulation. Detailed advice-including many well-considered cautions-for contractors, owner-builders, and designers, following each stage of a bale-building process. This is a second-generation straw bale book, for those seeking serious information to meet serious challenges while adventuring in the most fun form of construction to come along in several centuries.


The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods

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ISBN: 9781601382450
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 288
Author: Jon Nunan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

Download and read online The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods in PDF and EPUB Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.


Epic Tomatoes

Filename: epic-tomatoes.pdf
ISBN: 9781612122090
Release Date: 2015-01-16
Number of pages: 256
Author: Craig LeHoullier
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online Epic Tomatoes in PDF and EPUB Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier provides everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes, from planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to various pests and tomato diseases, explaining how best to avoid them. With beautiful photographs and intriguing tomato profiles throughout, Epic Tomatoes celebrates one of the most versatile and delicious crops in your garden.


Building Green

Filename: building-green.pdf
ISBN: 1600595340
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 615
Author: Clarke Snell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Download and read online Building Green in PDF and EPUB The bestselling reference to sustainable construction, updated with online resource tie-ins, features more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details.


Small Space Vegetable Gardens

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ISBN: 9781604697414
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Number of pages: 214
Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online Small Space Vegetable Gardens in PDF and EPUB “If I could recommend one book for small-space vegetable gardening, this would be it. Andrea Bellamy nailed it!” —Joe Lamp’l, Growing a Greener World Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she’s gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have—whether it’s a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden, or even a small yard—to create the food garden of their dreams.


The Indestructible Houseplant

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ISBN: 9781604697056
Release Date: 2015-07-24
Number of pages: 288
Author: Tovah Martin
Publisher: Timber Press

Download and read online The Indestructible Houseplant in PDF and EPUB The Indestructible Houseplant, by garden writer Tovah Martin, eliminates the guesswork by highlighting indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. Like hoya, a low-maintenance plant whose spectacular spring and summer blossoms actually thrive on neglect. Or Ficus elastica (also known as rubber tree), whose pink and gray leaves will brighten even the most challenging windowless environment. And castiron plant, an old favorite that remains beautiful in a shady corner, even after weeks without water. In addition to plant profiles with concise information on water, light, and blooming times, this gorgeous book includes tips on care, maintenance, and ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays.


Essential Hempcrete Construction

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ISBN: 9781550926132
Release Date: 2016-06-13
Number of pages: 128
Author: Chris Magwood
Publisher: New Society Publishers

Download and read online Essential Hempcrete Construction in PDF and EPUB Hempcrete is a versatile, energy-efficient natural insulation material, useful for walls, roofs, and floors. Made from the inner stem of the hemp plant mixed with a lime-based binder, it is a very strong, lightweight and breathable alternative to manufactured insulations. Essential Hempcrete Construction is a fully-illustrated practical guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finishing. This indispensable manual is packed with all the information you need to determine whether hempcrete is the right choice for your project. It covers: Material specifications, testing and building code references and climate data Detail drawings for design reference Tool lists, and complete step-by-step instructions for mixing and placing hempcrete Finishing and maintenance techniques Budgeting and labor estimates Additional resources Essential Hempcrete Construction is part of New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information are key to success. Get the Essentials! Chris Magwood is a sustainable builder and designer specializing in green and natural building techniques, the co-founder and co-director of the Endeavour Centre, and the author of several books on sustainable building including Making Better Buildings, More Straw Bale Building, and Straw Bale Details.


Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots

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ISBN: 0692854738
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Number of pages:
Author: Allan Armitage
Publisher:

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Straw Bale Gardens

Filename: straw-bale-gardens.pdf
ISBN: 9781610587389
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Number of pages: 144
Author: Joel Karsten
Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Download and read online Straw Bale Gardens in PDF and EPUB DIVYou’ll find a bumper crop of vegetable gardening books on the shelves today, but it is a very rare title that actually contains new information. Straw Bale Gardens teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening. It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited garden space, and even physical difficulty working at ground level. Developed and pioneered by author and garden expert Joel Karsten, straw bale gardens create their own growing medium and heat source so you can get an earlier start. It couldn’t be simpler or more effective: all you need is a few bales of straw, some fertilizer, and some seeds or plants, and you can create a weedless vegetable garden anywhere—even in your driveway./div Karsten’s step-by-step guide offers all the information you need to make your own straw bale garden today. In this lushly photographed volume, Karsten shares all of the secrets he has developed over years of teaching eager students the miracle of straw bale gardening. You’ll learn how to locate and choose straw bales, then how to condition and plant them for the earliest possible start. You’ll master Karsten’s methods for combating plant pests and maximizing space by applying the principles of vertical gardening to his straw bales. Whether it’s seedlings or seeds, veggies or flowers, there is practically no limit to the plant varieties that will prosper in a straw bale garden—and with Karsten’s breakthrough gardening guide, you can do it all yourself.


The New Brewer

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924054734714
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages:
Author:
Publisher:

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The Complete Book of Garden Seating

Filename: the-complete-book-of-garden-seating.pdf
ISBN: 157990209X
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 176
Author: Janice Eaton Kilby
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

Download and read online The Complete Book of Garden Seating in PDF and EPUB Garden seating to make and enjoy.