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  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press (Feb. 14 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591862027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591862024
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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

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The Best-Selling Vegetable Gardening Book in America is Better Than Ever!
 
Square Foot Gardening works; over two million gardeners will agree. That’s how many folks have put Mel Bartholomew’s innovative grid-based method to the test over the years, and always with the same result: more produce in less space with less work.
In this exciting new edition of All New Square Foot Gardening, you’ll find all of Mel’s secrets revealed and all of his techniques explained. And you’ll marvel at how simple it really is: Create perfect soil in a raised box and plant your crops carefully in square-foot grids. No additional fertilizing is needed and virtually no weeding is required. Simply water and wait and you’ll be rewarded with two to three times the bounty you’d get from traditional row gardening. In your yard, in your driveway, on a balcony, or on a rooftop, your Square Foot Garden can be created practically anywhere. This beautiful new edition also contains all-new information on popular topics like gardening with kids and controlling pests.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Petryk on March 16 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought Mel's book last fall, and it's inspired me to scrap the way I've been gardening for years and go the Square Foot Gardening route. This year I may still keep my traditional rows for a couple things, but I can see myself switching to this method in full over the next couple years.
Right from the Intro you start to see the benifits / reasons why this way of gardening is much more efficent - Mel's not trying to sell you on some fad Diet, or some scheme - it's all tried and true and it all makes perfect sense when you're reading. From the 'soiless' Mel's Mix to the 6" of planting depth for most veggies (Including Tomatoes.)
I'd highly recommend this book. DO a search on google for square foot gardening and you'll find thousands of practitioners who support and endorse the method.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Harper on May 27 2009
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This book has wonderful ideas and makes the whole process of starting a garden simple and easy. The first year when starting up is what will cost the most (less than $200 for us) and maintainance should be about $10/year after that! With the amount of produce expected, it is more than worth it. I have checked this type of gardening out on other websites and nobody can compare with the technique in this book. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Peters on June 26 2009
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I love this book! I have never had the time or place to have a garden and I love fresh veggies. I put my boxes on my deck so I just have to walk out the door and I can water and then hopefully harvest. The book gives you step by step directions from start to finish, explaining why you are doing the steps. I bought the started veggies from my greenhouse so for most of it I don't have to wait until they sprout. My tomatoe plants have fruit already. 2 boxes will give me tomatoes, peas, beans, beets, carrots and radishes to eat and a few petunias for color....Try it you'll wonder why you never bought the book years ago.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Downing on July 10 2009
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This book is clearly set out, easy to read and materials are readily avaiable to create your own 'square foot' garden. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Feb. 26 2011
Format: Paperback
I love gardening but traditional garden plots of rows on rows is just too much work now. This idea makes the whole idea of a garden exciting again! Fresh vegetables from your own yard ( any size yard ) can be a reality
once set up.... year after year! I am so grateful for this easy to read book ,with simple instructions and indepth information about the different vegetables you will be growing... is just wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina Rodrigues on June 20 2009
Format: Paperback
Trust an efficiency expert to cut through the B.S. of traditional vegetable gardening row techniques to create a beautiful and practical gardening technique for those of us with postage-sized city backyards. I've started to compost in preparation for next season, when I intend to build at least one 4 foot by 4 foot by six inches (deep) gridded garden with the fluffy easy soil mixture recommended.
Well worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Soul Sister on Sept. 6 2010
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This book is one of the best investments I have made in years. Simple, informative, eco friendly, and inexpensive.
It's a must for folks who want to keep their food growing in their own backyard or balcony. No digging, weeding or fertilizing required. One has to wonder how something so simple took so long to catch on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Loy on April 15 2010
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I bought the Square Foot Gardening book many years ago, and was thrilled to see an updated version. Square foot gardening is the easiest way to garden. If you have little space to garden in, this is your solution. This is a must read for gardeners or people that are just starting out.
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