Straw Bale Gardening Got Start on Minnesota Farm

March 25, 2013
Joel Karsten has the seeds, fertilizer, soaker hose and straw bales ready to go.

Karsten uses the straw instead of soil. He considers growing with straw a breakthrough vegetable growing method. Karsten can grow vegetables earlier, anywhere and without weeding. It's become a gardening craze and led Karsten to write Straw Bale Gardens .

Read the AgriNews story about how the concept started on his family's Minnesota farm.