Best Raised Bed Gardening Book: My #1 Pick
Today I want to do a quick review on a book me and my wife purchased a few years ago on recommendation from one of our friends.
What is the best raised bed gardening book?
All New Square FOOT Gardening
New and experienced gardeners will love the charts, photos, illustrations, and how-to tips in All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition—including 42 veggie-specific planting, growing, and harvesting guides—that make growing your own food fun, easy, and productive.
The book is called Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew.
We live in town on about a quarter of an acre. We wanted to do a couple raised beds so we purchased this book and followed the instructions laid out in this book.
The instructions were very easy to follow and we had good success following this method. We purchased two raised gardening beds and put together the special blend they recommend for the soil in the book.
We were able to purchase all the materials for the beds and the soil at our local big box store. We were able to grow a ton of green beans, broccoli, and carrots.
This was fun to do with the kids. They were able to see the plants grow from seeds and were able to help with the up keep of the garden.
If you don’t have a lot of space or want to have a garden in a smaller or more urban place then check out this post I wrote called: The Best Urban Garden Ideas: Unlock the Potential of Your Small Space
This updated third edition of the best-selling gardening book in North America continues to inspire with planting charts, growing tips, and the know-how you need to grow more veggies than ever before.
Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced by Mel Bartholomew in 1981, this revolutionary way to grow vegetables has helped millions of home gardeners enjoy their own organic, fresh produce in less space and with less work than traditional row gardens.
Perfect for experienced gardeners or beginners, you’ll learn the three simple steps to Square Foot Gardening: build a box; fill it with Mel’s Mix™; add a grid. No digging, no tilling, no fertilizing, no guesswork—less watering, waste, and weeding!
There’s so much more packed in this 272-page instructional book—boost your organic vegetable harvest with inspiring how-tos such as:
- Adding trellises and archways to grow up and maximize your space
- Installing automatic watering systems
- Growing vegetables in dense urban areas with little or no yard
- Feeding your veggies the organic way with Mel’s Mix™
- Teaching STEM to kids with Square Foot Gardening—perfect for little hands
- Protecting your plants with shade and frost covers
- Managing pests in the garden with natural methods
Join the millions of gardeners around the world who grow their own organic, fresh produce with Square Foot Gardening, and make next season your best veggie harvest ever.
I would recommend adding this book to your arsenal. It is very thorough and easy to follow. This can be another layer of your food preparation plan.
It was very nice to be able to go out back and pick fresh vegetables and if you are into canning, freeze drying, or vacuum sealing you can store them for later use.
Once you start growing all this food check out my post labeled Harvest Right Food Freeze Dyer Review to see a good way to store all this produce.
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My name is Robert and those that know me know that I like to research and to always be prepared the best I can for whatever life brings my way. This website was born out of putting those two things together. I am married with 3 children, a dog, 2 hamsters, 3 fish, and a gecko.
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