Square Foot Gardening

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1579548563
Release Date: 2005-04-02
Genre: Gardening

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.

Square Foot Gardening

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1579548563
Release Date: 2005-04-02
Genre: Gardening

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.

Square Foot Gardening Answer Book

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865414
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Genre: Gardening

Presents a series of questions and answers providing information about Square Foot Gardening, a system based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares which produces big yields with less space and less work.

All New Square Foot Gardening 3rd Edition Fully Updated

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9780760362853
Release Date: 2018-11-27
Genre: Gardening

In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched 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 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 Don'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.

Vertical Gardening

Author: Derek Fell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781605290836
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Gardening

Shares methods of growing vegetables, flowers, and fruits vertically with tips on choosing a site, composting, and controlling weeds, pests, and disease.

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1591864593
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Gardening

The best-selling gardening book author, Mel Bartholomew, offers more than 135 recipes to enjoy the harvest from your square foot garden. The featured fresh fruits and vegetables offer healthy, cost effective and chemical free addititions to every meal. Mel adds harvesting techniques and yield information for each of the seventeen vegetables, fruits, and herbs and adds penny pinching tips, square foot advice, and even a kid's gardening corner throughout the book. Full color photographs illustrate the fruits, vegetables and healthy meals throughout the book.

The Vegetable Gardener s Bible

Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603424752
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Gardening

A fully updated 10th-anniversary edition covers more vegetables, fruits and herbs than the first edition and includes full-color photos, extended-season growing advice, sections on organic gardening and solutions for small-space gardening. Original.

Square Foot Gardening Growing Perfect Vegetables

Author: Square Foot Gardening Foundation
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591866831
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: Gardening

Is It Ripe? Even the most experienced homegrowers get a little apprehensive when harvest time comes around. You’ve spent so much time and energy and money to grow beautiful produce and now the moment of reckoning is at hand. Savvy shoppers looking for the best produce have similar concerns as they peruse the aisles. It is ripe and ready to be picked or bought. Or is it? Maybe that tomato will be bigger or sweeter on Tuesday than it was on Sunday. Or maybe it will soften too much or fall off the vine or split, or wrinkle up in the produce bin. You know that once you make the decision to pluck your fruit from the vine or buy there is no going back. So you want to make sure you are doing it at the right time. Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables helps you prepare for those moments of decision-making in your garden and at the market. Inside, you will find hundreds of beautiful photos that show you what your cherished produce should look like when it is ready for picking and buying, along with tips and clues to help you interpret what your plants are trying to tell you. Whether you garden in a Square Foot box, plant a conventional garden, or stick to the grocery-store produce section, ripe is ripe. This visual guide is your tool for picking and buying produce with confidence.

Square Foot Gardening with Kids

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865940
Release Date: 2014-03-15
Genre: Gardening

Provides information about setting up a square foot garden with children and using the experience to teach young learners about such topics as gardening, math, water conservation, and nature appreciation.

Square Foot Gardening High Value Veggies

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9780760350782
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Gardening

Calculate the return on investment for your vegetable garden and get the most bang for your gardening bucks! Get the most return on investment from your garden by calculating which vegetables, fruits, and herbs give the highest payback. To make the selection process of what to grow easy, Mel Bartholomew--author of the best-selling Square Foot Gardening--has a new book to maximize your garden's ROI. High-Value Veggies is an easy-to-use reference book helping gardeners choose edibles that make the most financial and spatial sense. Explore the thought processes and math behind growing vegetables and herbs in order to craft the best plan for your produce. Maximizing your garden's yield is no simple task. Consider the tomato; most people think it's a safe bet for a high-yield return - but which variety? Heirloom tomatoes typically cost $5 or more a pound at farmers' markets. You can beat that price by growing Cherokee Purples from seed at a net cost of only 80 cents per pound. If you plant purchased seedlings, the cost will go up to about $1 a pound--and that's including the cost of water and fertilizer. High-Value Veggies makes this cost evaluation for each vegetable easy. Whether you're interested in growing tomatoes, pumpkins, cabbage, corn, or anything else, it's wise to consider the invisible dollar signs sown along the way. The relative ROI for each veggie in High-Value Veggies is calculated based on dollar value generated for each square foot planted. You don't need to be a math whiz to plan your next vegetable garden. Bartholomew has done the math for you, and he has cost-effective answers.

Grow All You Can Eat In Three Square Feet

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241205570
Release Date: 2015-02-02
Genre: Gardening

You don't need an allotment to grow your own, Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet - now available in PDF Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet innovative guide to maximizing even the smallest of gardening space so you can grow delicious fruit and vegetables, in abundance, at home. This must-have manual showcases a multitude of plots and inspirational ideas to make the most of your small spaces. Grow everything from tomatoes on your window sill to wisteria up your wall, with Naomi Schillinger's easy to follow instructions. It doesn't matter how much space you have available, with key techniques such as sowing seeds, assessing soil and choosing the right plants for which type of space are all shown with step-by-step instructions, full colour photographs on every page and easy to read diagrams and charts to make sure you are getting the most out of your space and your plants. Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet shows that even those with the smallest space, can produce the most impressive crops.

Square Metre Gardening

Author: Mel Bartholomew
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711234529
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Square foot gardening

Adapted from the 2-million-copy U.S. bestseller All New Square Foot Gardening, this new edition brings the proven principles, easy system and guaranteed outcomes to British gardeners. Thoroughly redesigned and converted to the metric system, plant selections have been adjusted for British and Northern European climates and growing seasons. The language has been Anglicized to communicate in a precise and natural way with British gardeners, while still retaining the inspirational 'can-do' attitude that has made Mel Bartholomew such a gardening phenomenon in his home country. Particularly suited for beginners, or those with poor soil, this is the perfect system for getting huge yields in a small space.

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580281
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.