All New Square Foot Gardening

All New Square Foot Gardening

The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

eBook - 2013
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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.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, c2013.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781610587334
1610587332
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 p.) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Square foot gardening

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GKL10101
Mar 07, 2018

I never knew it was possible to hate-read a gardening book. The author really seems to believe he's the leader of a revolution, and a lot of self-appointed leaders of revolutions are really annoying.

The method that he describes (TL;DR: Make 4 ft by 4 ft raised beds, and divide them into square-foot sections, and plant something in each) is probably sound, although also probably not as miraculous as he describes. Growing tips for individual plants are a bit better, but they come right at the end—after you have to wade through tripe like "Women tell me they love this because it requires no tools, wire cutting, equipment, or familiarity with construction."

Just ugh.

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jakepeters13
Apr 22, 2017

pg 42

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Brige07
Oct 04, 2016

Despite too much self promotion and going over board with redundancies, this book share a lot of easy to understand and practical information to get anybody gardening.
I would buy it for the appendix alone.

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pgfollett
Apr 23, 2015

Good concept for home gardeners. The ideas are not new but are well organized and easy to follow.
The author is pretentious, arrogant and his writing style is like a TV infomercial. Really annoying!!

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Alovesbooks
Apr 19, 2014

Really useful for small Chicago lots.

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hua_zhong_8611
Mar 31, 2014

Highly recommend this book. I have been gardening for 30 years. During my last vacation, I read this book. This book make me excited to grow various kind of vegetables. The method in this book is really fun to try.

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nlb2358
Jun 29, 2013

This is the best gardening book I have read, and this Spring/summer I have been doing a LOT of garden book reading trying to learn about gardening. I am now on a search for my own copy - I plan on following this method next year no questions asked!! This guy is a genius! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book!

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Jill5455426
May 09, 2012

Great ideas I'm going to try this year. I loved his writing style; felt like he was standing next to me, guiding me step by step. I can't wait to try these ideas!

frosty73 Apr 25, 2011

Perfect for the newbie gardener. It is chock full of inexpensive plans, useful information, and lots of enthusiasm.

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c_anderson
Feb 23, 2011

Very annoying writing style, especially all the testimonials. Some good ideas perhaps, but not suited to everyone, and relies on very heavy watering and fertilization.

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