Synopses & Reviews
This innovative technique is an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to grow a bounty of food in a small space. All you need is a bale of straw, some fertilizer, and your favorite vegetable seeds! Craig LeHoullier's step-by-step instructions show you how to do everything from sourcing the straw and setting up your bale to planting, dealing with weeds and pests, and harvesting.
From sourcing the straw, planning what crops to grow, setting up and planting the bales, dealing with weeds and pests, and assessing the harvest, this Storey BASICS book gives readers just what they need to know to share in the excitement, fun, and rewards of this innovative growing technique.
About the Author
Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes, is the tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange. In the last 30 years, he has trialed more than 1,200 tomato varieties and has introduced more than 100 varieties to the trade. He lectures widely, from local Master Gardener groups to Monticello and Seed Savers Exchange. He's one of the founders of Tomatopalooza, an event in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. His blog and website are located at nctomatoman.weebly.com.