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Straw bale gardens require very little weeding. (Special to the Forum)

Minnesota man writes book on straw bale gardening

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If you want a garden, but hate the work that comes with it, or if you love gardening but are no longer physically able to do it, a different method could solve your problems.

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Joel Karsten, who has a degree in horticultural science and grew up on a farm near Worthington, Minn., has written a book about straw bale gardening, which he said is similar to container gardening, only the container is the outside of the straw bale.

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