Square Foot Gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden, whether you're growing an urban garden, or have an entire backyard. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books teaching how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them around the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements, and has continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this second edition, 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. Rich with new, full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this highly produced edition will bring you up to speed with Mel's industry-changing insights.
About the Author
Mel Bartholomew was the founder and inventor of the Square Foot Gardening method and the author of All New Square Foot Gardening, the best-selling gardening book in America for a generation. The guide has sold 2.5 million copies since Bartholomew wrote the book in 1981. He hosted a PBS TV show for five years, and then was telecast for three more years on the Learning Channel and Discovery Network. Bartholomew presided over the nonprofit Square Foot Gardening Foundation, which encourages every household around the world to have a small garden and eat fresh, healthy vegetables that are uncontaminated. He passed away in May, 2016.
Table of Contents
SFG, Newer and More Improved
Plan Your Garden
Building Boxes and Structures
Mel’s Mix, Essential for Square Foot Gardening Success
How to Plant Your All New Square Foot Garden
Growing and Harvesting
Extending the Seasons
Special Gardens & Gardeners
At A Glance Vegetables
At A Glance Herbs & Flowers
Basil and Beyond
Meet Mel Bartholomew
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If your garden space has bad soil this is a great way to have a garden.I have used this method to garden for four years. It is easy to reach all the spaces and no weeds to hoe or pull.
This book offers great information for growing plants in small spaces (and large areas, too.) There are also great charts for planting seasons and how to extend them. The pictures are also really helpful and show some great ideas for your square foot garden. I was surprised by how much great information the book contained.
An excellent book for the gardener. Lots of information, instructions, illustrations and pictures to show you how to successfully plant a Square Foot Garden. So much information in one book - a great addition to your library.
Getting ready to start my first garden in limited space. So happy to find this book. Makes everything so much clearer. Feel much more confident now. Can't wait to get started.
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