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The Peoples Songs dD butterflies which will help pollinate the plants Grandsons Helping Out 4x4 Planter Suared Off and Drip Lines Ready to Use This area will have tomatoes and pepper plants It s our salsa container Our Suare Foot Garden Ready to PlantI ll update with photos throughout the season so stay tuned If I were rating this gardening method I would give it five stars No uestion But alas I m rating the book and I kind of hate it The information in it is awesome but theelivery feels less like a book and like an infomerciala really really long infomercial Seriously the whole thing just sounds like a sales pitch Look Mel your method is amazing It s wildly popular and successful You City of Big Shoulders don t need to sell it any We are all coming to this book because we are for the most part already sold We just want theetailsHonestly the salesman language kinda harms the author s credibility in my mind If it weren t for all the bloggers raving about their success with this method I would have tossed the book aside after the first few pages simply because the language feels kinda slimy But there ARE all those bloggers and they ARE indeed raving about the success they re having with this method so I read the whole Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles damn book And I m glad Iid But really I just want the information not the sales pitch I guess whatever works for people is great and it seems like he has a lot of convertsbut I sure wasn t crazy about Mel s method and even less so about his My Name is Bob delivery It is like listening to a used car salesman and immediately after saying that while I was reading I read the next paragraph where he compared his book to a brand new shiny Cadillac Sheesh He essentially advocates container gardening cloaked in the guise of shallow 6 raised beds The beds are self contained filled with a vermiculite mix and brokenown literally he is very emphatic about this into 1 foot suares So effectively you are planting each crop in 12 cubic foot of soil And not fertilizing beyond applications of compost he alludes to but never explains Wouldn t these tiny bins soon overflow He says it works but there are very few pictures of actual vegetables in his book instead it is a lot of petunias and such which I find pretty ugly planted in a visible gridI like that his method could encourage rotation but if you are actually concerned about pests I uestion whether moving a plant family over one foot would actually make it out of reach of a fungus or out of reach of a fungus or If you want a garden but on t actually want to spend much time gardening and are a bit of a control freak he waxes poetic about the beauty of these nice freak he waxes poetic about the beauty of these nice 4x4 containers who oesn t want the messiness of plants this
Could Be A Good Book be a good book you If that sounds sassy I Billy Bragg don t mean it that way I reallyo think that this is his audienceOh one thing he also talks about Suare Meter Gardening his effort to stop hunger by bringing his method to starving people in the third world It just seems awfully absurd patronizing and potentially Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary damaging to bring this method that is focused on purchasing and importing soil NOT enriching or using any of the existing soil and is presumablyesigned for temperate zones where a lush summer vegetable garden isn t that hard to come by to ry poor countries I on t know that it is economically nor ecologically feasible Is his assumption really that subsistence farmers are starving because they just The Majors Daughter don t know how to farm I believe so since he actually uses the teach a man to fish cliche in his proposal If so Ioubt that Mel s method will go a long way towards changing that. Sle width is about three to four feet That makes it even easier to kneel work and harvest 8 New Grids Prominent and permanent grids added to your SFG box help you visualize the planting suares and know how to space for maximum harvest 9 New Seed Saving Idea The old fashioned way advocates planting many seeds and then thinning the extras that means pulling them up The new method means planting a pinch literally two or three seeds per planting hole 10 Tabletop Gardens The new boxes are so much smaller and lighter only 6 inches of soil remember you can add a plywood bottom to make them portable Of course that's not all We've also included simple easy to follow instructions using lots of photos and illustrations You're going to love
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My garden roughly follows Mel s plans so this was clearly an influential book as I built my first garden However According to Mel I Miss Shumway Waves a Wand don t have a suare foot garden because Ion t use a physical grid And I plant a little haphazardly I mean it s a great system in a lot of ways but you The Touch don t have to follow the rules This kind of gardenrill sergeant business is not for me so I just focus on the information in the book that is useful to me and carry on There is a lack of On His Majestys Service detail on so Honestly if you can get past the bragging and boasting about how great Mel thinks he is and how the SFG method TAKES UP LESS SPACE and how it s revolutionary and how everyone else isoing it wrong it might be an okay book But gosh I think on every page of the forty I read he mentioned something about how this garden takes up less space WE GET IT MEL it s why we picked up the book I couldn t take it any I just wanted to read about gardening You can learn all you need to know from this book by reading the back of seed packets and a few free online resources So glad I Different Class didn t buy this like I originally planned this is my favorite gardening book what can i say there s a man with a neck beard on the cover his name is mel mel is or less my favorite person on the planet he retired from his job as an engineer at 42 and then turned to gardening when you set an engineer loose in a backyard gardening you get precision gardening basically he figured out how closely you can plant things so that you get the maximum yield per suare foot each individual plant produces less but the overall yield is much great plus there s way less to weed this book rocks Want to grow a veggie or flower garden buton t think you can Think again No excuses of not enough space no yard or no ability This is the book for any person with any skill level with just a patio or a yard for the professional or for the handicap in a wheel chair School children and 3rd world countries have used this techniue with great success I read this book in 1 afternoon and then my 13 year old son and husband built my boxes in 1 afternoon I m taking pictures along the way to show our progress I think pictures along the way to show our progress I think is something that even my grandparents who are both in wheel chairs would enjoy and can The Essential Good Food Guide do If not for you then buy this for a friend neighbor or family member They will thank you Mel Bartholomew is a huge advocate of box gardening Box gardening is a great idea especially when you have alkaline clay like we have in our backyard Constructing the boxes is a snap okay like a whine because it takes arill He Textbook of Wisdom doesn t emphasize enough though that the gardens take a huge amount of water because the wood seems to wick the water away from theirtStuff seems to grow well in Mel s Mix if you plant it in the right part of the season Last year we planted uite late so our harvest was pretty meager This year all of our varieties of lettuce are already huge our asparagus is coming up our strawberries are going wild and our carrots seem to be In Defence of Dogs doing well For some reason though tomatoes seem to just as well in the clay if not better So we reoing an experiment planting tomatoes in boxes and out of boxes to see which are betterThe suare foot part of the idea seems to work for some things but it s not as helpful for others I find his emphasis on the idea a little funny For things that can be planted in a single suare they re great But last year our tomatoes plants got so big that they overflowed into other suares choking out the plants That Were In Them were in them I m sorry but strawberries. Do you know what the best feature is in All New Suare Foot Gardening Sure there are ten new features in this all new updated book Sure it's even simpler than it was before Of course you on't have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you'll be growing above the ground But the best feature is that anyone anywhere can enjoy a Suare Foot garden Children adults with limited mobility even complete novices can achieve spectacular results But let's get back to the ten improvements You're going to love them 1 New Location Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single row gardening Suare Foot Garden needs just twenty percent of the space of a traditional garden 2 New Direction Locate your garden on top of .
Were meant to take over a whole box There s just no point in ividing the plants upThe book is very conversational Some of the concepts could use better The City in Mind diagrams like the greenhouse idea And he mentions that each box will last for several years but heoesn t give any ideas about how to move the Revenge (The Red Ledger dirt when you have to take one apart And his idea of putting chicken wire on the bottom of the box to keep critters out is great but we ve learned that you have to use maybe uarter inch chicken wire because small rodents like voles can get through the one inch And the edges of the wire tear up the weed fabric so we have weeds around the edges of the boxesThankfully though the garden boxes themselves are really easy to weed because theirt oesn t get compacted from being walked on like you get with a normal garden Overall I M GLAD WE RE USING THIS APPROACH BECAUSE m glad we re using this approach because results we got the first year trying to plant irectly in our clay with some topsoil thrown on top was rather sad except for the tomatoes I agree With The Review Just Before the review just before in almost every respect What I personally found most insensitive in the book was his plan to bring his method of farming to so called The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity developing nations The way he talked about it was so patronizing that if only I had read that first it s at nearly the end of the book I would have never read any further Heismisses other cultures Penguins Poems for Life diets in a single sentence and as the previous reviewer notes acts like the only reason people anywhere are starving is because theyon t know how to adeuately farm More generally I also found his method lacking for application in my own American garden finding it much too highly engineered for my own taste and not in any way intuitive To my own mind perhaps people who want to so heavily control their own little space in this world should be oing something that s a little less messy and unpredictable than gardening As a gardening method Suare Foot Gardening is pretty great This book though this book is not great Mel is a big fan of science and math so let me break own this book by the estimated numbers20% Discussion of how amazing Suare Foot Gardening is or how amazing Mel Bartholomew is20% Actual gardening content10% Weird andor culturally insensitive stuff 10% Charts that on t render correctly in the ebook version40% Repetition of all of the aboveThe book starts with a full chapter on the History of Mel and Suare Foot Gardening I will be honest I on t care I am glad Mel came up with this method and I m glad he s got all t Includes Photos of Our Own Garden Mel Bartholomew is famous for his Suare Foot Gardens
and in All New Suare Foot Gardening he gives us the tools we need to have the garden ofin All New Suare Foot Gardening he gives us the tools we need to have the garden of Divine Beauty dreams Pictures easy to follow illustrated instructions tips and tricks regardless of the level of your gardening expertise this is a must have book We live in the High Desert of Southern California where the soil is either sandy or like clay We haven t had much success with our gardens in the past but this year we got serious andecided to go with container gardening and we are so so glad we Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone didBecause of the harsh climate here weecided to use cinder block instead of wood for the containers Not only will it hold up better it s cheaper We also had rich garden soil brought in to replace what nature gave us The openings along the sides of the cinder blocks will hold marigolds strawberries chives and other plants that Down to the Sea in Ships don t reuire a lot of room The marigolds will helpeter certain pests while also attracting bees hummingbirds an. Xisting soil Forget about pH soil tests Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, doubleigging who enjoys that or the never ending soil improvements 3 New Soil The new Mel's Mix is the perfect growing mix Why we even give you the recipe Best of all you can even buy the Dog Years different types of compost needed 4 New Depth You only need to prepare a SFG box to aepth of 6 inches It's true the majority of plants Chain of Fire develop just fine when grown at thisepth 5 No Fertilizer The all new SFG The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, does not need any fertilizer ever If you start with the perfect soil mix then youon't need to add fertilizer 6 New Boxes The new method uses bottomless boxes placed aboveground We show you how to build your own with step by step photos 7 New Aisles The ideal gardening ai. .