All New Square Foot Gardening
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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All New Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less SpaceUser Review - Kristi Chadwick - Book Verdict
This classic reference is updated for beginner and expert gardeners alike on evaluating space, creating a soil mix, vertical gardening, and controlling pests. (LJ 11/1/11) Read full review
Yes it has a cult like feel to the reading and yes it could be shorter, but it takes that long to convince some people to give up their rows!! It was a good book. Easy reading and any 12th grader can finish the book in a day. Wish there was a section on proper water management, maybe in the next one.
2 SFG New and Improved
3 Plan Your Garden
4 Building Boxes and Structures
5 Mels Mix Essential for Square Foot Gardening Success
6 How to Plant Your All New Square Foot Garden
7 Growing and Harvesting