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Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work

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A book by Mel Bartholmew

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 … see full wiki

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Author: Mel Bartholmew
Publisher: Rodale Press
1 review about Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden...

Simply a Great Gardening Book!

  • Sep 5, 2009
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+4
The fact that this book has been in print for decades says it all. But let me add to the applause and tell you that I have used this book as a reference for over 20 years, and have used Mel's methods in the sands of Florida, the gumbo of Texas, and now the 'barely there' soil of Northern Virginia. And what have I gotten... production and ease!

Based in part on the French Intensive method of gardening, you pretty much can avoid the inherent soil problems of where you live and grow veggies and flowers with little weeding and grunting.

Ideas in this book include:

How to prepare the soil (fertilizers, conditioners)
How to put together raised beds and other support structures if you want them

A guide for popular vegetables
-- how and when to plant them, including how to start seeds
-- the what-fors of watering
-- common pest and disease problems

In my opinion this easy to read book is a gardening staple good for all levels of experience.

Pam T~

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