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.
About the Author
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.
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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