Book Review – Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests
By Craig LeHoullier
ISBN: 978-1-61212-614-2
Published by Storey Publishing

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier. ISBN: 978-1-61212-614-2, is Published by Storey Publishing.
Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier. ISBN: 978-1-61212-614-2, is Published by Storey Publishing.

Craig LeHoulier outlines many useful considerations for straw bale gardening, in his book Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales.  From tips and advice to consider whilst you’re planning where to site your straw bales, to ideas on staking your plants, and even advice on how to improve the aesthetics of your straw bale garden.  These are all useful pointers, and will I am sure, be appreciated by the readers of this compact, but useful book.

Inside his book Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Craig LeHoullier gives a number of useful tips to his readers on how to minimise weeding when straw bale gardening.  This is wise advice indeed, as prevention is the most effective method, when it comes to weeds and straw bale gardening.

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier is Published by Storey Publishing. This compact book offers lots of ideas and advice to any gardeners considering straw bale gardening.
Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier is Published by Storey Publishing. This compact book offers lots of ideas and advice to any gardeners considering straw bale gardening.

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales is a compact book, but don’t let its size deceive you, this book contains a lot of information, ideas and advice, which would benefit anyone embarking on a straw bale gardening enterprise.  There is information on purchasing straw bales, advice on setting up a straw bale garden, guidance on planting, fertilisers, weeds, watering, tips on supporting your plants, and advice on any problems you might encounter, and much more besides!  This is a useful book for anyone looking for new ways to grow vegetables.

Craig LeHoullier is an American author.  British readers are likely to find growing Okra is not as easy, in our climate, and most likely would require the use of a greenhouse, to have any chance of a successful Okra harvest in the UK.  However the other vegetable recommendations Craig outlines, could be grown in the UK with great success.

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales would make an excellent stocking filler, or gift, for a keen gardener or a vegetable growing enthusiast, looking for new ideas and inspiration.  I am sure they will find inspiration in this little book.

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier. ISBN: 978-1-61212-614-2, is Published by Storey Publishing.
Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales, Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests, by Craig LeHoullier. ISBN: 978-1-61212-614-2, is Published by Storey Publishing.

Links and other articles that may interest you……………….

For more information on this book – Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales by Craig LeHoullier, which is published by Storey Publishing, please click here.

To read my review of Craig LeHoullier’s book, Epic Tomatoes – how to select and grow the best varieties of all time, please click here.

To read my book review of The Chinese Kitchen Garden by Wendy Kiang-Spray, please click here.

To read my review of Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty’s book No Dig Organic Home & Garden, where you’ll also find how to purchase tickets for Charles Dowding’s talk in Surrey, in March 2018, please click here.

To read my book review of Hedera The Complete Guide by Hugh McAllister and Rosalyn Marshall, please click here.

To read my review of Katie Scott and Kathy Willis’ book Botanicum, please click here.

For gardening advice and lovely ideas of what you could do in your garden, or at your allotment, from mid-September to mid-October, please click here.

For information about methods you can use to protect your plants from slugs and snails, please click here.

To read my review of Joel Karsten’s book, Straw Bale Gardens Complete, please click here.

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