All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition

All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition by Mel Bartholomew

The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space

Format: Trade Paperback , 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865483
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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.

Mel Bartholomew was the founder and inventor of Square Foot Gardening and the author of All New Square Foot Gardening, the best-selling gardening book in America for a generation. The book has sold 2.5 million copies since Bartholomew wrote the first book in 1981. He hosted a PBS TV show for five years, and then was telecast for three more years on the Learning Channel and Discovery Network. Bartholomew presided over the nonprofit Square Foot Gardening Foundation, which encourages every household around the world to have a small garden and eat fresh, healthy vegetables that are uncontaminated. He passed away in May, 2016.

www.squarefootgardening.com

Format: Trade Paperback , 272 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865483
Illustrations: 178 color photos
Size: 7 in x 10 in / 178 mm x 254 mm
Published:
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

STARRED REVIEW This classic reference is updated for beginner and expert gardeners alike on evaluating space, creating a soil mix, vertical gardening, and controlling pests. — Library Journal, Collection Development February 2014

May 2, 2016
Mel Bartholomew, creator of Square Foot Gardening, has passed away at the age of 84 in La Jolla, California. His easy, innovative method of growing vegetables revolutionized the way millions grow their own food. Read More.