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Square Foot Gardening: A New Way To Garden In Less Space With Less Work

by Mel Bartholomew
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • Publishing date: 02/04/2005
  • Language: Français
  • ISBN-13: 9781579548568
  • ISBN: 1579548563

Synopsis

One of the bestselling garden books ever is fresher than ever! Ready to inspire a whole new generation of gardeners.

When he created the "square foot gardening" method, Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer and efficiency expert, found the solution to the frustrations of most gardeners. His revolutionary system is simple: it's an ingenious planting method based on using square foot blocks of garden space instead of rows. Gardeners build up, not down, so there's no digging and no tilling after the first year. And the method requires less thinning, less weeding, and less watering.

"I found a better way to garden, one that's more efficient, more manageable, and requires less work," Bartholomew explains. Not surprisingly, his method quickly received worldwide recognition and has been written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine. His book, which served as the companion to the nationally acclaimed television series, has sold over 800,000 copies. Now freshened with new illustrations, the book Ingram calls "the largest selling garden book in America" is reissued for the delight of a whole new generation of gardeners.

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  • Excellent
    From Amazon

    The seller sent me a perfect copy of the used book. It came very fast and in great condition. I appreciate doing business with them.

  • Square Foot Gardening
    From Amazon

    I watched this gentleman every Saturday morning when he was on Public Television a long time ago. I wish that he was still on as I found the show fascinating. I have wanted to purchase his books ever since but time went by and now I have purchased them.

  • Square Foot Gardening
    From Amazon

    Mel is the guru! Recommend this book for anyone who wants to grow some veggies but doesn't have a lot of space, or doesn't like to weed. Covers everything you need: Spacing, watering, fertilizer, crop rotations, companion planting.

  • Just what I'd been looking for!
    From Amazon

    I remembered the type of guardening show I used to watch on public TV but couldn't remember the name of it. I found it on Amazon and immetiately bought a copy. Great resourse at a great price. I was stunned to realize that the show was on Public TV back in the 80's. Where does the time go? Thanks!

  • Very good, with one deficiency...
    From Amazon

    I got pushed into gardening by my stepson and step-grandson. Just ka-poof, there were these two raised beds (so Grammaw wouldn't have to bend over - HAH!) Remembering that my green-thumbed late husband used to watch and read Square Foot Gardening religiously, I dragged out the old copy and started in. Well, very good. It really has tons of great advice. But I did notice that all the plants in the cover picture were young, small ones. I went ahead and followed Mel's planting advice, though. You should see it now (August 1). I've had to pull out a few plants and others are VERY crowded. The pole beans are trying to intertwine with nearby bushes. I'll still follow many of the ideas in the book, but certainly NOT plant large plants so close together. Oh, by the way, do go ahead and plant corn! It doesn't have to be in a block if you go out every day once it tassels and shake each stalk until the little rice-like things come snowing down. My lovely Golden Jubilee has lots of filling-out ears, and I can hardly wait to munch them. And you can't stop zukes. Even in that little space, I overdid the squash. If you own several gardening books, or even one other good one, get this, but don't plant all those things 16 to a square-foot block! And NEVER believe those people who sell plants in peat pots. The pots MUST be torn or cut down, otherwise the roots will become bound (yes, even commercial nurserymen lie) and your eggplant will die and you'll have to buy them from the farmer's market. They don't take zucchini in trade, etiher.

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