"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
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 .
This book really helped me get started with gardening, in a very easy, efficient, effective way.Published 9 months ago by James Laine
Was recommened to me as a different way to grow vegetables. Received it too late for this year , but will build the "boxes" this winter for next year.Published 10 months ago by Wendy A. Nielsen
We would never had considered gardening before reading the book 'All New Square Foot Gardening'. It made gardening very enjoyable and easy to understand. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sally Dunne
A very comprehensive guide to gardening, fantastic for beginners and veterans alike. Something for everyone here. Well written and easy to follow. A good read.Published 11 months ago by Jason Seniuk
I bought the stuff for the 3 part mix -- (peat moss (1 part), agricultural vermiculite (1 part), and a variety of different composts (1 part) and followed all the directions... Read morePublished 11 months ago by lookingelsewhere
I liked the book and his idea that most gardening methods are throw backs to row farming, due to the equipment that was used in farming operations. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Earmotion