Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening. Mel Bartholomew. Recommended.

This book claims to be a revolutionary way to garden...a 'new way to garden in less space with less work'. It arose from the author's realization that many gardeners were extremely enthusiastic in the spring, but lost interest as the year went on.

The basic premise is to only grow what you need, and what you actually have the time and energy to tend. Don't overextend yourself so you are able to keep up with it throughout the entire season. Setting a sustainable size for your garden is key.

The book covers all aspects of small scale gardening. From planting to harvesting and everything in between, it provides very clear tips and instructions.

I plan on using some of the techniques highlighted in this book for my garden next year. I will provide an update on how well they work at that time. Overall, the text seems well researched and is easy to digest. It seems perfect for small scale gardens, especially urban plots.

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