All new square foot gardening More projects, new solutions, grow vegetables anywhere

Mel Bartholomew

Book - 2018

Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to a...chieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as: *Adding trellises and archways, *Substituting with new materials, *Adding automatic watering systems, *"Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes, *Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard, *Square Foot Gardening with kids, *Crop protection.

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Published
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing 2018.
Edition
3rd edition, fully updated
Language
English
Physical Description
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9780760362853
0760362858
Main Author
Mel Bartholomew (author)
Corporate Author
Square Foot Gardening Foundation (author)
  • Introduction
  • The 10 basics and 8 steps of square foot gardening
  • Planning your square foot garden
  • Laying out your square foot garden
  • Building boxes & grids
  • Square foot garden extras
  • Mel's mix : the magical growing medium
  • Planting your square foot garden
  • Maintaining your square foot garden
  • Harvesting your square foot garden
  • Outside the box : community opportunities
  • The square foot gardening guide to vegetables.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

This updated third edition of the best-selling gardening book in North America continues to inspire with planting charts, growing tips, and the know-how you need to grow more veggies than ever before.Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced by Mel Bartholomew in 1981, this revolutionary way to grow vegetables has helped millions of home gardeners enjoy their own organic, fresh produce in less space and with less work than traditional row gardens.New and experienced gardeners will love the charts, photos, illustrations, and how-to tips in All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition—including 42 veggie-specific planting, growing, and harvesting guides—that make growing your own food fun, easy, and productive.Perfect for experienced gardeners or beginners, you’ll learn the three simple steps to Square Foot Gardening: build a box; fill it with Mel’s Mix™; add a grid. No digging, no tilling, no fertilizing, no guesswork—less watering, waste, and weeding! There’s so much more packed in this 272-page instructional book—boost your organic vegetable harvest with inspiring how-tos such as:Adding trellises and archways to grow up and maximize your spaceInstalling automatic watering systemsGrowing vegetables in dense urban areas with little or no yardFeeding your veggies the organic way with Mel’s Mix™Teaching STEM to kids with Square Foot Gardening—perfect for little handsProtecting your plants with shade and frost coversManaging pests in the garden with natural methods Join the millions of gardeners around the world who grow their own organic, fresh produce with Square Foot Gardening, and make next season your best veggie harvest ever.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is relaunched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation:100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as:Adding trellises and archwaysSubstituting with new materialsAdding automatic watering systems'thinking Outside the Box' with creative configurations and shapesSquare Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yardSquare Foot Gardening with kidsCrop protectionDon't wait another season to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The best-selling gardening book in North America is updated for a new generation in All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition.