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This is the best gardening book ever! I first read Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening years ago while planning my first vegetable garden, and I loved the idea of having a bumper crop of vegetables despite living in an apartment. The updated All New Square Foot Gardening offers some fresh ideas and techniques, along with some helpful charts and all the basics of square foot gardening. Last year I raised a wonderful garden that was easy to care for and harvested lots of yummy tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, lettuce, and other summer goodies — all in a two-foot by ten-foot plot!
Recommended by Lynn, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Do you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening?

Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, it's even simpler than it was before. Of course, you don't have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you'll be growing above the ground.

But, the best feature is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.

But, let's get back to the ten improvements. You're going to love them.

  1. New Location — Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square Foot Garden needs just twenty percent of the space of a traditional garden.
  2. New Direction — Locate your garden on top of existing soil. Forget about pH soil tests, double-digging (who enjoys that?), or the never-ending soil improvements
  3. New Soil — The new Mel's Mix is the perfect growing mix. Why, we even give you the recipe. Best of all, you can even buy the different types of compost needed.
  4. New Depth — You only need to prepare a SFG box to a depth of 6 inches It's true — the majority of plants develop just fine when grown at this depth.
  5. No Fertilizer — The all new SFG does not need any fertilizer-ever If you start with the perfect soil mix, then you don't need to add fertilizer.
  6. New Boxes — The new method uses bottomless boxes placed aboveground. We show you how to build your own (with step-by-step photos).
  7. New Aisles — The ideal gardening aisle width is about three to four feet. That makes it even easier to kneel, work, and harvest.
  8. New Grids — Prominent and permanent grids added to your SFG box help you visualize the planting squares and know how to space for maximum harvest.
  9. New Seed Saving Idea — The old-fashioned way advocates planting many seeds and then thinning the extras (that means pulling them up). The new method means planting a pinch — literally two or three seeds — per planting hole.
  10. Tabletop Gardens — The new boxes are so much smaller and lighter (only 6 inches of soil, remember?), you can add a plywood bottom to make them portable.

Of course, that's not all. We've also included simple, easy-to-follow instructions using lots of photos and illustrations. You're going to love it!

Synopsis:

All New Square Foot Gardening instructs gardeners to grow their vegetables and plants above ground in boxes filled with Mel's special soil recipe. Seeds planted in quadrants produce a bountiful harvest all year using minimum space. All New Square Foot Gardening ushers this 25-year-old method into a new marketplace for a new generation of gardeners. The book blends the author's Square Foot method with a highly illustrated "how-to" approach that every gardener will understand.

Top Features Include:

  • The Quick Start Guide
  • All New Improvements
  • The 10 Basic Priniciples
  • Over 75 photographs, illustrations, and charts display how-to and step-by-step instructions, images of plants recommended by the author, and charts showing growth rate and proper plant choice.
  • A History of Square Foot Gardening

Synopsis:

This guide blends the author's Square Foot method of gardening with a highly illustrated "how-to" approach that every gardener will understand. Includes over 75 photographs, illustrations, instructions, and charts showing growth rate and proper plant choice.

Synopsis:

This all-new, updated book is even simpler than before. Anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.

Synopsis:

This updated and expanded edition of America’s bestselling gardening book includes new information on popular subjects like vertical gardening and pest control and rewarding tips for square foot gardening with kids.

Synopsis:

The Best-Selling Vegetable Gardening Book in America is Better Than Ever!
 
Square Foot Gardening works; over two million gardeners will agree. That’s how many folks have put Mel Bartholomew’s innovative grid-based method to the test over the years, and always with the same result: more produce in less space with less work.

In this exciting new edition of All New Square Foot Gardening, you’ll find all of Mel’s secrets revealed and all of his techniques explained. And you’ll marvel at how simple it really is: Create perfect soil in a raised box and plant your crops carefully in square-foot grids. No additional fertilizing is needed and virtually no weeding is required. Simply water and wait and you’ll be rewarded with two to three times the bounty you’d get from traditional row gardening. In your yard, in your driveway, on a balcony, or on a rooftop, your Square Foot Garden can be created practically anywhere. This beautiful new edition also contains all-new information on popular topics like gardening with kids and controlling pests.

Synopsis:

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.

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About the Author

Bestselling author, Mel Bartholomew was an engineer by profession and a gardener by weekend. Using his engineering expertise, he developed a system that yields 100% of the harvest in 20% of the space. Mel’s method gained popularity and ultimately he converted millions of gardeners world-wide to his Square Foot method. The Square Foot Gardening titles have sold more than 2 million copies.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
SFG, Newer and More Improved
Plan Your Garden
Building Boxes and Structures
Mel’s Mix, Essential for Square Foot Gardening Success
How to Plant Your All New Square Foot Garden
Growing and Harvesting
Vertical Gardening
Extending the Seasons
Special Gardens & Gardeners
Appendix
At A Glance Vegetables
At A Glance Herbs & Flowers
Basil and Beyond
Plant Profiles
Planting Charts
Index
Meet Mel Bartholomew

What Our Readers Are Saying

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OneArabianKnight, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by OneArabianKnight)
This book is for any gardener, whether beginner or seasoned. If you are wiling to rethink your gardening techniques and not be afraid of change, this is the book for you! It is clear and easy to understand and when you put Mel Bartholomew's techniques into action you will be astonished and amazed! It truly is less space, less work and more enjoyment! From the moment I set up my first (and very small on my porch) "square foot garden" I knew that Mr. Bartholomew was a genius! Eventually I had more garden space in a huge yard but followed the same techniques using cinder blocks to map out an area for each square foot block, I was thrilled beyond compare to any gardening that I had ever done! Please try this one! Once you do you will never go back to the drudgery of the old time gardening techniques! Read and enjoy!
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stephen anderson, May 26, 2009 (view all comments by stephen anderson)
In this modern age with time so precious, it's great to find a book that makes gardening easy and efficient, you can give this book to any aspiring gardener and save them no end of time and effort. It's never been easier to grow your own vegetables, and this book will inspire you too!
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Diane M, August 18, 2008 (view all comments by Diane M)
I have the original of this book and the new revised edition. It is an EXCELLENT book with very precise information that WORKS!! I have been using this method of gardening successfully for many, many years.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781591862024
Author:
Bartholomew, Mel
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
Vegetable gardening
Subject:
Container
Subject:
Square foot gardening.
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Container and Small Space Gardens
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
All New Square Foot Gardening
Series Volume:
The Revolutionary Wa
Publication Date:
20060214
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
178 color photos
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

This is the best gardening book ever! I first read Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening years ago while planning my first vegetable garden, and I loved the idea of having a bumper crop of vegetables despite living in an apartment. The updated All New Square Foot Gardening offers some fresh ideas and techniques, along with some helpful charts and all the basics of square foot gardening. Last year I raised a wonderful garden that was easy to care for and harvested lots of yummy tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, lettuce, and other summer goodies — all in a two-foot by ten-foot plot!

"Synopsis" by , All New Square Foot Gardening instructs gardeners to grow their vegetables and plants above ground in boxes filled with Mel's special soil recipe. Seeds planted in quadrants produce a bountiful harvest all year using minimum space. All New Square Foot Gardening ushers this 25-year-old method into a new marketplace for a new generation of gardeners. The book blends the author's Square Foot method with a highly illustrated "how-to" approach that every gardener will understand.

Top Features Include:

  • The Quick Start Guide
  • All New Improvements
  • The 10 Basic Priniciples
  • Over 75 photographs, illustrations, and charts display how-to and step-by-step instructions, images of plants recommended by the author, and charts showing growth rate and proper plant choice.
  • A History of Square Foot Gardening

"Synopsis" by ,
This guide blends the author's Square Foot method of gardening with a highly illustrated "how-to" approach that every gardener will understand. Includes over 75 photographs, illustrations, instructions, and charts showing growth rate and proper plant choice.
"Synopsis" by ,
This all-new, updated book is even simpler than before. Anyone, anywhere can enjoy a Square Foot garden. Children, adults with limited mobility, even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.
"Synopsis" by ,

This updated and expanded edition of America’s bestselling gardening book includes new information on popular subjects like vertical gardening and pest control and rewarding tips for square foot gardening with kids.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Best-Selling Vegetable Gardening Book in America is Better Than Ever!
 
Square Foot Gardening works; over two million gardeners will agree. That’s how many folks have put Mel Bartholomew’s innovative grid-based method to the test over the years, and always with the same result: more produce in less space with less work.

In this exciting new edition of All New Square Foot Gardening, you’ll find all of Mel’s secrets revealed and all of his techniques explained. And you’ll marvel at how simple it really is: Create perfect soil in a raised box and plant your crops carefully in square-foot grids. No additional fertilizing is needed and virtually no weeding is required. Simply water and wait and you’ll be rewarded with two to three times the bounty you’d get from traditional row gardening. In your yard, in your driveway, on a balcony, or on a rooftop, your Square Foot Garden can be created practically anywhere. This beautiful new edition also contains all-new information on popular topics like gardening with kids and controlling pests.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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