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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
This is definitely how I am going to garden in 2016. The layout is easy and I like using raised beds rather than a traditional garden plot. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy Culyer
Just love this book, it gives you all the info needed to become a pro Gardner, i gardened first time this year and had great success!Published 3 months ago by Sangeeta
My daughter-in-law loves this book. She set up her garden(s) using this book, and she loves them. Highly recommended book!Published 3 months ago by HomeJames
This is a wonderful book to make sense of containing a no till garden and without it all washing away. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Frances
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 3 months 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 4 months ago by kajutisg