This publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press shows Joel Karsten. Skip 

This publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press shows Joel Karsten. Skip the ground altogether and try planting fruits and vegetables in a bale of straw, suggests Karsten, an author, a gardener and the leading evangelist of what's become a hot gardening trend this summer. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)
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This publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press shows Joel Karsten. Skip the ground altogether and try planting fruits and vegetables in a bale of straw, suggests Karsten, an author, a gardener and the leading evangelist of what's become a hot gardening trend this summer. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)
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