All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space

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Cool Springs Press, Feb 15, 2013 - Gardening - 272 pages
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Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition, the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel’s industry-changing insights.


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All New Square Foot Gardening: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

User 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


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Very Informative for small gardening. Read full review


1 Introduction
2 SFG Newer and More 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
8 Vertical Gardening
11 Appendix
At A Glance Vegetables
At A Glance Herbs Flowers
Basil and Beyond
Plant Profiles
Planting Charts
Meet Mel Bartholomew

9 Extending the Seasons
10 Special Gardens Gardeners

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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.

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