All New Square Foot Gardening

The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

Bartholomew, Mel

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
All New Square Foot Gardening
Rapidly increasing in popularity, square foot gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden. That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books describing how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Now, with the publication of All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition , the essential guide to his unique step-by-step method has become even better. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them throughout the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements and continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this new volume, 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. Finally, an expanded section on pest control helps you protect your precious produce. Rich with new full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this beautiful new edition is perfect for brand-new gardeners as well as the millions of square foot gardeners who are already dedicated to Mel's industry-changing insights.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, c2013
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781591865483
Branch Call Number: 635 B287a 2013
Characteristics: 272 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Alternate Title: Square foot gardening


From Library Staff

Want lots of crops, but have a small space? Try square foot gardening.

This is the best way to start a garden in a small space. It is set up to be manageable and has proven to be a good way to start vegetable gardening. It is a variation on bio-intensive gardening for the lay person.

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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
  • nlb2358 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • Jill5455426 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Apr 25, 2011
  • frosty73 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Perfect for the newbie gardener. It is chock full of inexpensive plans, useful information, and lots of enthusiasm.

Feb 23, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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
  • knutsonjs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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