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Worries about the down economy and food safety are fueling a boom in home gardens

However, many people don’t want to toil in the garden, or they don’t have enough yard space.We have the answer: straw bales. Straw bale gardening: is it any good? Easy, economical and efficient, the humble straw bale is raising the stakes for veg production. Straw bale gardening is not something I’ve tried before, but it is on the cards for this year. The technique has been around since the Sixties, if not earlier. An American horticulturalist, Joel Karsten, has been honing his cultivation techniques using this system for 22 years and now grows almost all his vegetables and herbs this way, using 25 bales to supply his family’s needs. He is evangelical about the technique. In many ways it is...

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