All New Square Foot Gardening

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Cool Springs Press, Feb 14, 2006 - Gardening - 272 pages
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Do you know what the best feature is in†All New Square Foot Gardening?

Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it s even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don t have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you ll be growing above the ground.†But, the best feature is that "anyone," "anywhere" can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.†But, let s get back to the ten improvements. You re going to love them.†1) New Location - Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square Foot Garden needs just "twenty percent" of the space of a traditional garden.2) New Direction - Locate your garden "on top" of existing soil. Forget about pH soil tests, double-digging (who enjoys that?), or the never-ending soil improvements.3) New Soil - The new "Mel s Mix" is the perfect growing mix. Why, we even give you the recipe. Best of all, you can even "buy" the different types of compost needed.4) New Depth - You only need to prepare a SFG box to a depth of 6 inches! It s true--the majority of plants develop just fine when grown at this depth.5) No Fertilizer - The all new SFG does not need any fertilizer-ever! If you start with the perfect soil mix, then you don t need to add fertilizer.6) New Boxes - The new method uses bottomless boxes placed aboveground. We show you how to build your own (with step-by-step photos).7) New Aisles - The ideal gardening aisle width is about three to four feet. That makes it even easier to kneel, work, and harvest.8)New Grids - Prominent and permanent grids added to your SFG box help you visualize the planting squares and know how to space for maximum harvest.9)New Seed Saving Idea - The old-fashioned way advocates planting many seeds and then thinning the extras (that means pulling them up). The new method means planting a pinch- literally two or three seeds--per planting hole.10) Tabletop Gardens - The new boxes are so much smaller and lighter (only 6 inches of soil, remember?), you can add a plywood bottom to make them portable.† Of course, that s not all. We ve also included simple, easy-to-follow instructions using lots of photos and illustrations. You re going to love it!

  

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Very informative and easy to read. - Goodreads
not the best writing. - Goodreads
Great advice for beginners. - Goodreads
good suggestions and a great reference - Goodreads
This book was a great intro level guide for gardening. - Goodreads
He isn't the greatest writer...but the ideas are good. - Goodreads

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Loved the information, hated the writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Meg Fahrenbach - Goodreads

Three because although I like the method, and he gives great information on how to be successful using the methods, his delivery of the information isn't the best. I hate to say it, but the writing is ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
9
SFG New and Improved
27
Plan Your Garden
41
Building Boxes and Structures
53
Mels Mix Essential for Square Foot Gardening Success
87
How to Plant Your All New Square Foot Garden
107
Growing and Harvesting
131
Vertical Gardening
145
Extending the Seasons
165
Special Gardens Gardeners
179
Appendix
188
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Author Mel Bartholomew developed the innovative square foot approach to gardening back in the 1970s, first publishing on the subject a few years later. His follow-up title, All New Square Foot Gardening, was published in 2005 and has since made home gardening accessible for millions. His Square Foot Gardening television show ran for five seasons on PBS. Through various humanitarian organizations, including the Square Foot Gardening Foundation and the Square Meter Gardening International Training Centers, he has helped put fresh vegetables on the table in underprivileged societies all over the world. He currently resides in California, with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation located in South Carolina.

www.squarefootgardening.com

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