All New Square Foot Gardening

All New Square Foot Gardening

The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, c2013
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781591865483
Characteristics: 272 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Square foot gardening
Call Number: 635 BAR


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DCLadults Mar 26, 2021

Bartholomew’s container garden approach might be something to try for those who want a vegetable garden but don’t have a lot of space.

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Apr 22, 2017

pg 42

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.

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!!

Apr 19, 2014

Really useful for small Chicago lots.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Oct 03, 2010

An easy read and quite an interesting concept, this Square Foot Gardening. Wouldn't work for me, but that doesn't diminish the value of the ideas in the book.


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