This is a valuable tool, but it lacks information I want as a beginning gardener, specifically: How does one know when the harvest is ready for items that grow in the ground (radishes, potatoes, etc.). Otherwise, this is a very good book.
Good ideas and a whole new way to make square foot gardening a big part of my vegetable gardening. A big improvement over the original version which I purchased years ago and utilized for many years.
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It took long enough to get here is my only complaint!
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Love this book! It will definitely be my go to source for the upcoming season. I've been a traditional row gardener in central Texas for years...our soil is still awful! Perfect book if you are tired of amending and adding to crummy soil and just want a easy, fresh start with a more productive end. Can't wait to see my results!
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I bought this book earlier this year after hearing about it from a friend. It is great! I have really enjoyed it. I built several raised boxes and had a great vegetable garden. I built more this fall and can't wait until Spring. This makes gardening much more fun that the old style. Now I can focus on the plants, not the weeds! I bought several more for gifts for friends and relatives who like to garden.
I bought this book as my brother in Virginia bought it and built his own square foot garden. He got gobs of vegetables, herbs, etc. I had a little hard time finding the vermiculite here in SC, but finally did. I am looking forward to building the boxes and giving it a good try. The book and method makes a lot of sense. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys gardening.
The writing style is a bit dry and a little too self-congratulatory, but if you can get past that there is some really good information in here. Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening method is well-though out and the book is a classic for a reason, so I think it's worth being in any gardener's collection.
SFG is a great concept for those who are looking to have their own homegrown vegetables, but can't or won't have a huge plot of land to till and take care of. Square Foot Gardening takes the guesswork out of gardening and makes it a blessing instead of a chore. No more having to worry about soil types, ratios of fertilizer, or having to harvest a bunch of one type of vegetable only to have to throw away half of it due to spoilage before consumption. This is THE way to go for home gardening!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am putting Mel's ideas into practice and am looking forward to gardening getting easier and easier! I homeschool and my kids age 9 and 5 are really excited about helping. They both have a garden spot! This book is easy to understand and put into practice.