- Have a small garden space?
- No garden space at all?
- Have a deck but no garden space?
- Tired of tilling and weeding your garden?
- Want vegetables that are clean and easy to pick…not laying on the ground rotting?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need “All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew”.
Mel’s first book, simply called “Square Foot Gardening“, appeared in 1981, sold over a million copies, and launched many a frustrated gardener into a method of gardening that requires no tilling, virtually no weeding, can be placed anywhere, even indoors, is water efficient and can be used year round.
Interested? Then be sure to buy “All New Square Foot Gardening“. Unlike most new book versions, this completely revised and updated book actually contains a bounty of new information. It even lists ten new improvements to the original Square Foot Garden (SFG) manual. These improvements are the result of reader comments, new experiments, new technology and products, and new ingenuity.
The SFG method has all these benefits:
- can be located virtually anywhere
- requires no tilling and very little weeding
- no fertilizer required
- easily constructed using readily available materials and tools
- can be sized to meet your specific needs
- doesn’t waste seeds
- can be used with seeds, cuttings or store-bought plants
- great for kids, seniors and those with disabilities
- puts the FUN back into gardening
This book contains detailed instructions, lists of materials, tips and techniques, and has hundreds of pictures, illustrations and tables that make SFG foolproof. Imagine being able to plant 16 different crops in a 4′ by 4′ bed! You can even plant root crops and climbing crops in the same bed.
But wait…there’s more!
The Appendix contains nearly 88 pages of detailed information about vegetable plants, herbs and flowers. The information includes plant spacing (sometimes more than one plant can be grown in a suare foot), size at maturity, weeks from planting to harvest, and much more. There are recipes, suggestions on storing your harvest, what plants work best together and what plants NOT to plant in the same bed. The information in the appendix alone was enough to justify the book for me.
Whether you’re a novice gardener or have years of experience with row crops, I urge you to buy this book and try the techniques it proposes. It will change your outlook about gardening.
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