Friday, September 22, 2017

Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew Foundation

Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables: A Visual Guide to Raising and Harvesting Prime Garden Produce (All New Square Foot Gardening) by [Mel Bartholomew Foundation]

Here is th book summary:
Is It Ripe?

Even the most experienced homegrowers get a little apprehensive when harvest time comes around. You’ve spent so much time and energy and money to grow beautiful produce and now the moment of reckoning is at hand. Savvy shoppers looking for the best produce have similar concerns as they peruse the aisles. It is ripe and ready to be picked or bought. Or is it? Maybe that tomato will be bigger or sweeter on Tuesday than it was on Sunday. Or maybe it will soften too much or fall off the vine or split, or wrinkle up in the produce bin. You know that once you make the decision to pluck your fruit from the vine or buy there is no going back. So you want to make sure you are doing it at the right time.

Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables helps you prepare for those moments of decision-making in your garden and at the market. Inside, you will find hundreds of beautiful photos that show you what your cherished produce should look like when it is ready for picking and buying, along with tips and clues to help you interpret what your plants are trying to tell you. Whether you garden in a Square Foot box, plant a conventional garden, or stick to the grocery-store produce section, ripe is ripe. This visual guide is your tool for picking and buying produce with confidence.

And now, my review:
What a great gardening book.  It is so practical and such a blessing.  It shows you so many things that are helpful to know.  I really enjoyed the companion planting that helps things to flourish well.  It tells you when things are not yet ripe, ripe and over ripe with full color pictures.  This is helpful when you’re in the produce section of the store shopping as well as in your own garden.  As fall is upon us and the garden is coming to an end for this year, this book is full of encouragement for me as I make plans for next summer.  Happy gardening J

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

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