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Growing Vegetables In Straw-How To Grow Quality Vegetables With Minimum Effort And Fuss

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Growing Vegetables In Straw-How To Grow Quality Vegetables With Minimum Effort And Fuss

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84 pagine
55 minuti
Pubblicato:
Feb 6, 2017
ISBN:
9781513002453
Formato:
Libro

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GROWING VEGETABLES IS DIFFICULT, DIRTY, HARD WORK, AND EXPENSIVE - NOT ANY MORE IT'S NOT!!

BY GROWING VEGETABLES IN STRAW YOU REMOVE THE HARD LABOUR (NO MORE WEEDING OR DIGGING OR CRAWLING ON THE GROUND) THERE IS NO DIGGING AROUND IN DIRT, THE TECHNIQUE IS VERY SIMPLE TO APPLY, AND BALES OF STRAW ARE CHEAPER THAN PURCHASING COMPOST!

As someone who is excited about growing my own food, whilst at the same time trying to maximise my results within a limited budget; SBG offers a solution
that is immensly appealing.
A great idea for introducing vegetable gardening to children as it is clean (no cat poo especially!), and an ideal height for kids. The fact is that you can grow a huge range of produce with very little effort & expense by simply utilising straw.
No more heavy digging or struggling against weeds & poor soil, even bugs are not as much of a problem!

Growing vegetables in Straw is a concept that has a 'growing' appeal to many - and for good reason, as it is Possibly the most perfect example of no-dig vegetable gardening. This is indeed not surprising when you consider that it is possibly the only one amongst the contenders of Raised Bed Gardening,
Square Foot Gardening, and Container Gardening that truly offers planting with minimal use of even a hand-trowel!

Like to know more? Here is a brief outline of this books contents...
1: A full introduction to growing veggies in straw technique, explaining in detail why exactly you should consider this system for growing your own healthy vegetables.

2: Easy to follow instructions on exactly how to lay out your Straw bundles, including where to place them, how to prepare them for growing your vegetables, and how to plant the veggies themselves.

3: Comprehensive pictures and illustrations. You will find over 20 pictures and  illustrations included throughout this book.

4: Planting tips and techniques for getting the best out of your SBG efforts,
including how to keep destructive insects at bay, and how to create your own 'cold frame' from your straw growing system.

5: Details on how to grow ten of the most popular vegetables, including planting and growing conditions needed to get the best results.

Growing Vegetables in Straw is a system for growing vegetables without the heavy digging and labour involved with  traditional gardening systems - maybe it's time for you to check it out and see what the fuss is all about!

Pubblicato:
Feb 6, 2017
ISBN:
9781513002453
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Born in to a family of nine children; Amazon Best Selling Author James Paris, was soon thrown into the deep end of providing 'value for money' for his parents by growing vegetables - along with keeping chickens, geese, turkeys and everything else associated with a small farm. He is a great enthusiast of Raised bed gardening, and growing fruit & vegetables in containers. A builder/joiner to trade, James also studied for the ministry through Bible College in England,and has been involved in "Christian things" for many years. Hobbies include Fly fishing, gardening, playing guitar and D.I.Y. Oh and of course,...writing! Writing has become his main passion these days,and he especially loves to write from his own experiences, that includes anything from gardening to building to Bible studies - The 'Spotlight on the Prophets' series, and The Bible Brief, a Bible Summary / study book, being two examples of the latter books.

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Growing Vegetables In Straw-How To Grow Quality Vegetables With Minimum Effort And Fuss - James Paris

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Introduction To Growing In Straw

There is no doubt about it, gardening can be hard work! That’s the bad news. The good news is that it does not have to be hard work and there are many different ways to grow excellent vegetables with the minimum of effort.

However I will not lie to you – minimal effort is still effort! And like most things in life the more you put in to it, then the greater will be your reward.

This book is all about one of the fastest growing (pun intended!) gardening methods making the headlines at the moment, and the reasons for this are plentiful as we shall see.

A Brief History:

Growing vegetables in straw of hay is not a new idea. In fact many ancient civilizations including the Aztecs and the Egyptians are recorded as using this concept. The Picts and Celts of early Scotland also grew vegetables in their ‘middens’ which typically consisted of piles of straw bedding from the animal pens.

After the invention of the baling machine in the 1940’s (this produces the small rectangular bales), the opportunity arose for the modern concept of growing in straw that we see today.

This technique was used to grow vegetables commercially in the USA in the 1950’s. The idea was taught in Europe throughout the 20th century. And more specifically by a Polish professor Tadeusz Pudelski (1926–2012), who published details off, and taught this at Poznan University of Life Sciences in and around 1971.

In effect the idea behind Growing in straw is not new. What we have now I would call a modern slant on a very old and established idea – and it works!

With that said, I believe the idea behind growing vegetables in straw (or indeed hay) bundles has ‘come of age’ at this time for a number of different and very relevant reasons – not the least of which being environmental considerations.

Growing in straw:

The concept of growing vegetables in straw may seem a little strange if you have never come across the idea before, but it has many advantages over traditional row gardening, and indeed several advantages over the popular Square Foot, and Raised Bed gardening techniques.

So why should you consider growing your vegetables in straw? Here are just some of the top advantages that growing in straw bundles enjoys..

1 - Cheapest Way To Grow:

One of the biggest expenses involved in setting up a Raised Bed garden or Square Foot garden for instance, is the cost of the growing medium.

This involves creating a suitable soil by mixing compost, peat and vermiculite (depending on your preferences). All of these materials – especially the vermiculite – can be quite expensive.

On top of this you will have the expense required to build the structures whether they be built from timber or concrete block or whatever – it all has to be paid for.

Container gardening also requires a good compost mix, plus the cost of the containers themselves, unless of course you are recycling tires, pots, or broken pails to act as growing containers.

Am I ‘dissing’ Raised Bed or Square Foot gardening methods? Definitely not – just check out my author page and you will see I have plenty material promoting them!

However it pays to look at all the options available – including straw gardening - if you are to get the best out of your gardening efforts, and indeed choose the technique that best suits your particular circumstances.

You may well argue that ‘dirt is cheap’ and that growing vegetables in the ground is even cheaper than using a straw bundle? The fact is that ground suitable to grow excellent crops does not just ‘happen,’ unless you are one of the fortunate few to occupy land that is exceptionally productive for whatever reason – usually because it has been well looked after by previous owners!

The vast majority of the time, the soil has to be worked and nurtured if it is to produce good crops. This means the addition of nutrients through either organic means (the best) or through chemical fertilisers (not recommended).

On a side note here...Chemical fertilisers feed the plants, while organic fertilisers feed the soil – which then feeds

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