Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening

A New Way to Garden in Less Space With Less Work

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

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.

Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2005
ISBN: 9781579548568
Characteristics: 346 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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Jan 31, 2016

This is a great book, even for beginner gardeners! Mel is super frugally minded, so you're in good hands with start up costs.

Aug 06, 2014

A great resource. Bartholomew is a meticulous gardener with some different philosophies than me, but this book is still filled with great advice and techniques. I've never liked the idea of rows, and this book has given me the tools to get away from them. Square foot gardening enables you to grow more of some crops, less of others more easily than rows. Any gardener will find many useful new ideas in here.

Feb 14, 2012

How to crowd your plant so they'll need to be irrigated constantly. Not a great idea in the Okanagan.


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