Square Foot Gardening: How To Grow Healthy Organic Vegetables The Easy Way (Anglais) Broché – 13 mars 2014
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If you are interested in small space, no-dig gardening, then this is the book for you! Best-Selling authors James Paris and Norman J Stone combine their knowledge of self-sufficiency and growing organic vegetables to present this book on square foot gardening.
This method of growing vegetables in small spaces, combines Raised Bed Gardening with the concept of providing a good range of organically grown vegetables within the smallest of areas. Through the combined use of the ideal growing compost for best nutrition, and Companion Planting methods for nutrition and pest/disease control; SFG is the gardening method of choice for millions of 'switched on' gardeners today.
Along with Raised Bed and container planting methods, SFG is another way that individuals can take back control of their food needs from the big corporations - and benefit from fresh organically produced vegetables - by growing their own easily and with minimum fuss!
What You Will Find In This Book:
1. An introduction to SFG - What it is all about. 2. How to construct your own Square Foot Garden 3. How to make your own 'special mix' of compost for infilling. 5. Guidelines for planting out your SFG. 6. Introducing Companion Planting - Good and Bad companions for your veggies. 7. Beneficial herbs and Organic pest control. 8. Instructions on plant support and growing methods. 9. A list of popular vegetables and herbs to grow in your SFG, including planting, plant care and harvesting/storing your vegetables.
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There are some handy diagrams/pictures that give some examples of how to plant out your SFG, or for that matter Raised Bed Garden, as well as a good chart with the numbers of vegetables you can grow in each square foot.
To be honest, some of the gardening information is fairly common knowledge to anyone who has grown veggies before - but that has to be expected I suppose when the author is trying to reach out to a broad market.
Growing vegetables organically has always appealed to me, and so the detailed sections on making good compost as well as organic 'tea' and how to control pests without chemicals was especially welcome.
All in all, I consider this an excellent introduction to SFG which has encouraged me to dig deeper into this concept.
UPDATE. Here are some great results using the SFG techniques described in this book!
This is a wonderful way to do a quick garden plot that is easily laid out. I used 5x4 foot which gave me 20 squares, which I used purple string and stapled it to the top of the box to make my 12x12 squares. I installed a trellis (made with 1/2 inch conduit, which I spent the money on the bender tool and I tell you, that was a great investment!,) YouTube has wonderful direction on how to use the bender tool, and then how to make a trellis using that conduit and also how to tie the nylon line.
I mixed up my own soil with the compost, peat, perlite, etc. Nice fluffy, I planted peas (against the trellis) carrots, bok choi, spinach, lettuce. It was very easy to grow, and then replant when the bounty of the square was eaten.
It is the hardest part of my gardening, since the other things I'm trying is the Dutch bucket system (you tube it, I already have tomatoes in 28 days) the rain gutter system (you tube) and the kratky hydroponic (YouTube).
The reason I say this is because it's so close to the ground, knees can't deal with that anymore. So next year I will probably build a couple of 3 foot off the ground raised beds, so I don't have to get down on my knees to weed.
The veggies were great, lettuce had to deal with the slugs as always but that's remedied with slug bait or beer.
So 5 stars from me, not going to ding for my bad knees, but it is a decent system for a small area.
So now it is built, what soil do you need? This is vitally important and the author provides several 'recipe' mixes. You need 8 cubic feet of mix for every 6 inches of depth in your 4x4 SFG. If you want to make your own compost, read in this book what to put in and what not to put in.
The soil is in, now you need to know what to plant. Several pictorial examples are provided along with a chart of how many of each type will fit in each square foot. What goes well with what? A comprehensive list is given. There is also a list of 'bad' companions. How about growing some beneficial herbs and using organic pest control? You will learn it all in this book.
A comprehensive guide with pictures that is well-written. EXCELLENT!
Well written and easy to understand.
Well edited with straightforward instructions.
Good explanations for the method and initial preparations required.