Added by on 2013-04-03

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Square Foot Gardening (SFG) is a great way to convert that boring suburbia grass lawn into a sustainable produce isle. Don’t have a lawn? That’s cool- SFG can be done practically anywhere. Mel was kind enough to send me this DVD which gives a quick intro into SFG. This method is great for the absolute beginner who might be a little overwhelmed by starting that first organic garden. For more information, including including Mel’s popular book & instructional DVDs, check out: Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  • rkymtnpreppercat 8 years ago

    Thank you for the tip – I’ll keep my eyes open. Cant beat? a dollar book, though.. 🙂

  • Keyspoet27 8 years ago

    Do yourself a favor and read the new book – it should be available from? the library if you don’t want to spend the cash.

    The new one really is that much of an improvement over the original – it is SO much simpler, less work, and less expensive!!!

  • edwinahaskell 8 years ago

    Chalk also works. Ants? really won’t walk on it.

  • rkymtnpreppercat 8 years ago

    just got his 1981 book from goodwill for a dollar and looked him up by curiousity. 🙂 glad to see he’s still gardening!?

  • truesignabove 8 years ago

    Holy cow….some of you? guys need to get out more. …..gardening is fun, let’s not turn it into something complicated.

  • MMODoubter 8 years ago

    Don’t be so sure they are? not toxic to us.

  • MMODoubter 8 years ago

    Don’t be so sure they are not toxic to? us.

  • MMODoubter 8 years ago

    Wow. It’s cool that Mel is still around.

    He seems to? have gone Hollywood, though. Back when his book came out, and he had a show on PBS, seemed like an Amish gentleman. Very old school.

  • ebayokbarry 8 years ago

    I read all the remarks carefully and found myself confused. I have this image of Uncle Sam or Chairman Mao pulling up in my Oklahoma? yard with a tank and a truckload of GMO veggies I am forced to grow.
    Meanwhile, the descendants of the Kennedy conspirators are uprooting my asparagus crowns while I’m held at bay with AK-47s.

  • OrganicTexas 8 years ago

    GMO is NOT? anywhere near hybrid, either. At one time, your heirlooms were once hybrids.

  • OrganicTexas 8 years ago

    Garden-ville makes a product called anti-fuego treatment or make your own drench with orange oil, molasses? & compost tea. GreenLight makes Fire Ant Control with Conserve. Both are organic / natural products free of toxic chemicals (to you anyway (-: ) Apply beneficial nematodes. When dry, put down some diatomaceous earth (NOT the swimming pool variety). This should help control your fire ants.

  • Shemaine Anderson 8 years ago

    what can be done about fire ants they are in? my zucchini

  • cromt 8 years ago

    i am impressed and would like to shake? this mans hand.

  • OrganicTexas 8 years ago

    Look up? the definition of GMO and then you’ll realize why your conclusion is wrong.

  • OrganicTexas 8 years ago

    Your heirlooms were once hybrids :)?

  • albert finney 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear. Bartholomew’s perfect soil mix is IMPORTANT. Prep work worth it. Newspaper photographed ours in huge community garden as it had the lushest growth. Once the sfg is established, just watering, picking produce and loving it are left to do. Twice produce and half the space and less than half the work and no weeding–16 squares took 5 to 15 early AM minutes– what’s not to love? Could? be soil was nutrient deficient or plants neglected if this fabulous method didn’t work for you.

  • Angelika Bertrand 8 years ago

    Not so sure what made my SFG fail.Probably the location where i planted? it. i will try to pick up. The frame and move it somewhere else, where it will get enough sun shine.

  • gamz1993 8 years ago

    yes, the power? of laziness

  • kevin22262 8 years ago

    @megalodonNL SB 510 is? a dead bill.

  • lzputnam22 8 years ago

    @megalodonNL In fact, the section on “Standards for Produce Safety” stated that nothing in the section will apply to individuals growing produce for personal use. The Act also appears to be quite lenient? to CSA’s and farms selling direct to consumers. There is no mention of prohibiting or regulating gardening at home, or even having a farm for your own production of food. Rest easy, nothing you have mentioned is actually law. Its codified as Public Law 111-353 if you would like to read.

  • lzputnam22 8 years ago

    @megalodonNL @megalodonNL cont’d from previous message. The latest amendment to pass was on January 4th, 2011. It is known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. I read the Act almost in its entirety, and while I did find scary mentioning of Department of Homeland Security? taking control over some regulations, there was no mention of the prohibited act of saving seeds. A text search for “seed” yielded zero results in the Act.

  • lzputnam22 8 years ago

    The bill you cited, S510, is not codified as law. I looked up the bill on FedSys and the latest action, which was over a year ago, is indicated as “engrossed in Senate” meaning that version of the bill did not get passed by the house in identical form. It was intended to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. So I looked this? up in the statutes and looked for recent amendments to this act (to see if anything resembling S.510 had become enrolled and passed.)

  • OrganicTexas 8 years ago

    @megalodonNL Citation needed. I’ve seen many updates from Americans doing SFGs? on YouTube. Please give me one example where super powers are preventing someone from gardening.

  • clintatk 8 years ago

    You go, Mel!? Thanks!

  • LCStreetPhotographer 8 years ago

    Odd that…i mean..great idea, but its not new..the Chinese have been Square foot gardening? for over 2000 years 😀