"Bartholomew, author of the popular Square Foot Gardening (1981), has refined his original square-foot gardening concept by adding ten improvements, including a new location for the garden that is closer to the house, a special soil mix, and six-inch deep, 4' x 4' above-ground boxes with grids. His techniques do not require heavy digging or fertilizers and feature advice on using vertical gardening to save space. He clearly explains the square-foot concept, from the rationale behind it (the square-foot garden takes up much less space than traditional row gardening and saves time, money, and aggravation) to how to plan the garden, build the boxes and vertical supports, and employ his planting and cultural techniques. There are also helpful charts for succession planting and spacing plants and a schedule for starting seeds indoors. Despite its somewhat annoying tendency to read like an infomercial, this attractive, easy-to-understand, and well-organized book for both novice and experienced gardeners is recommended for all libraries." — Library Journal
Very interesting read, like some of the ideas but the technique feels too strict to me and I'm not very fond of the result visually-speaking. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jean-Marie Prévost
Absolutely love this book! Purchased as both softcover & ebook so I can read anytime. Loved 1st edition & like 2nd edition even more, for simplicity in soil preparation.Published 20 days ago by kajutisg
i have bought all of his books and watched him on tv. it makes growing your own food easy.Published 2 months ago by Sandra H.
The book was more about convincing you to square foot garden and less about how to plant. I got more information from other sourcesPublished 2 months ago by Karen Grieves
this book is an example of how proper planning can help you to form a very funtional garden in a little space .
it is well put together and very helpful .