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Green Star: Good! Square Foot Gardening is a Bookworm 20 book. Green Star: Good!

Author (1): Mel Bartholomew

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Publish date: February 1981
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: $16.95
ISBN Number: 0878573410



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Positive jimlu On Sep 29, 2011, jimlu wrote:

I was at first a skeptic. I had sandy loam soil to work with in MI.I had the book since 1981. It sat on my shelf. Upon my wife's insistence,I followed the author's recipe for soil with good results just two years ago. Now,living in Arkansas,where the previous owner farmed rocks(joke),raised bed gardening is a necessity and the soil mixture still works down here .No hoses to trip on, no chemicals to pollute the planet, and my thumb and index finger are getting quite muscular.You will have to buy the book. It is written in a readily accessible manner. Mel is also available on the web as well as You Tube.

Positive renatelynne On Sep 20, 2006, renatelynne wrote:

I love this book. Best book I have ever found on gardening in containers in a small yard.

Positive oldklingon On Sep 16, 2006, oldklingon wrote:

Just plain love this book. Have owned it for years while gardening was just a dream. Best book for beginers I have read (and I read a lot).

There is a new and revised version out now and I am saving my nickles to get it.

Positive LissyJ On Jun 30, 2006, LissyJ wrote:

I love this book. It has helped me plan my garden and produce MORE vegetables in less space than I thought possible.

I like how he talks about only planting the amount of seeds you will use. You don't have to thin seedlings!! It has a section that shows you how to space each variety of vegetable in a 1'x1' square to get the most bang for your buck(seed).

Shows you when to plant and when to harvest.

Great book

Positive drtsc On Apr 13, 2006, drtsc wrote:

This book was my gardening bible for the many, many years I gardened in New York City, with space at a premium.
I now inhabit grander digs, but have been consulting Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening as I plant vegetables in containers on my deck, so the deer don't demolish them. It is a treasure.

Positive Burnet On Jan 23, 2006, Burnet wrote:

Invaluable for its own specific gardening techniques, as an alternative to more conventional gardening. Also wonderful as a reference for a new gardener who needs some guidance on the very basics.

Positive Dyson On Oct 30, 2004, Dyson wrote:

Excellent information, and it seems an excellent plan for a garden. This plan (as any other) can, of course be altered to suit the individuals need or desires.

Positive hopflower On May 24, 2004, hopflower wrote:

Wonderful reading and a great plan to get started on just about any type of garden. I have used some of the techniques suggested in the book and have passed them on to others who really appreciated them, too. And I have recommended the book to several people, some of whom read it and found it helpful. There are a lot of good suggestions and very good methods explained carefully. The book is easy to read and does not get bound up in being overly precise. You get the general idea quickly and any type of hardware, planning, digging and planting methods are explained simply. Watering, spacing, fertilising, and plant rotation are described fully. There a several illustrations and photographs to help out as well.

Anyone could have a successful, productive garden with this book.

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