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Suare Foot Gardening

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T as helpful for others I find his emphasis on the idea A Little Funny For little funny For that can be planted in a single suare they e great But last year our a little funny For things that can be planted in a single suare they e great But last year our plants got so big that they overflowed into other suares choking out the plants that were in them And I m sorry but strawberries were meant to take over a whole box There s just no point in dividing the plants upThe book is very conversational Some of the concepts could use better diagrams like the greenhouse idea And he mentions that each box will last for several years but he doesn t give any ideas "ABOUT HOW TO MOVE THE DIRT WHEN YOU HAVE "how to move the dirt when you have 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 odents 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 eally easy to weed because the dirt doesn t get compacted from being walked on like you get with a normal garden Overall I m glad we e using this approach because the esults we got the first year trying to plant directly in our clay with some topsoil thrown on top was ather sad except for the tomatoes 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 down 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 don t ender 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 don t care I am glad Mel came up with this method and I m glad he s got all this experience teaching it and proselytizing word used advisedly but I m here to ead about gardening not Mel or what was going on with Suare Foot Gardening in the 1970s But you can t just skip the chapter and skip this content like everything else it epeats over and over throughout every chapter of the book He even includes in the text uotes from andom satisfied gardeners They all look like this Such a great techniue I am definitely happy to be engaging in Suare Foot Gardening Jane Texas These do not add anything and get seriously old after a whileThen you start in on the actual gardening content It s look this part is kind of a victim of its own successs When I started getting into gardening this method is pretty much how everyone said Xisting soil Forget about pH soil tests double digging 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 ecipe Best of all you can even buy the different types of compost needed 4      New Depth You only need to prepare a SFG box to a depth of 6 inches It's true the majority of plants develop just fine when grown at this depth 5      No Fertilizer The all new SFG does not need any fertilizer ever If you start with the perfect soil mix then you don'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. ,
My garden oughly follows Mel s plans so this was clearly an influential book as I built my first garden However According to Mel I don t have a suare foot garden because I don 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 don t have to follow the ules This kind of garden drill sergeant Business Is Not For Me So I Just Focus On is not for me so I just focus on information in the book that is useful to me and carry on There is a lack of detail on some points he says use mulch but never talks much about what kind of mulch However one point where the lack of in depth information is actually something I appreciated is Mel s philosophy about pests and bugs Too many beginner gardening books are loaded down with tales of fungi mildews and other plagues I think it s important to wait and see or talk to your extension office if you e eally worried and otherwise just keep going So you lose a few plants it s okay There s no sense in freaking out ahead of time about plant problemsHis writing style irritated me I would have preferred a straightforward no "nonsense treatise on his system Instead I got a lot of not funny jokes and "treatise on his system Instead I got a lot of not funny jokes and of Mel talking about how great Mel is 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 etired 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 ocks 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 a drill He doesn t emphasize enough though that the gardens take a huge amount of water because the wood seems to wick the water away from the dirtStuff seems to grow well in Mel s Mix if you plant it in the ight 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 doing well For some eason though tomatoes seem to just as well in the clay if not better So we e doing 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 no. 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 don'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 esults 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 ow gardening Suare Foot Garden needs just twenty percent of the space of a traditional garden 2      New Direction Locate your garden on top of O do it This information is all over the internet There are a few nuances you learn in this book but honestly you can find virtually of this for free online And you get to ead it without hearing about the greatness of what you e eading about Additionally this doesn t eally go into enough detail you e going to need another source of information for your local area anywayThen "comes the unfortunate viewpoints Mel uh diverges a lot into things like emember we est on Sundays I don t "the unfortunate viewpoints Mel uh diverges a lot into things like emember we est on Sundays I don t m Jewish and my sabbath day isn t Sunday and he talks about how ladies are super bad at building stuff and about how all poor people eally need is a SFG not a government handout I don t eally enjoy sexism along with my gardening tips I can t say much about the charts I ead this in ebook form so I couldn t ead themBut the biggest problem with the book for me was how incredibly epetitious it is Everything you ead will be epeated dozens of times in every section of the book If you ve been paying even moderate attention this apidly goes from annoying to boring to frustrating as hell If all the epetition had been cut there d have been enough oom to go into detail on climates and crop choices and other stuff that s important than being eminded yet again how much space SFG saves I love this gardening techniue It s the one I use with modifications But I do not at all love this book If you e just starting out google aised bed gardening and go with it If you aren t just starting out this book will be useless to you Get an area specific book and ead that But if you e mostly
Interested In The Greatness 
in the greatness history of Mel Bartholomew this is definitely the book for you If I were ating this gardening method I would give it five stars No uestion But alas I m ating the book and I kind of hate it The information in it is awesome but the delivery feels less like a book and like an infomerciala eally eally 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 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 the detailsHonestly the salesman language kinda harms the author s credibility in my mind If it weren t for all the bloggers aving 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 aving about the success they e having with this method so I ead the whole damn book And I m glad I did But eally I just want the information not the sales pitc. 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 grids added to your SFG box help you visualize the planting suares 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 emember 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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