The Official Site of Square Foot Gardening Launch

sfg_oakhurstMarch 10, 2009

The Official square foot gardening site has gotten a complete makeover. New store, great FAQ, and new ways to show off your garden. Have a look:

http://www.squarefootgardening.com

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newdadinky

Looks the same to me. But it does need a makeover.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 8:32AM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

Um.....there's no difference. This forum is a whole lot more valuable than Mel's site, in my opinion.

EG

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 9:34AM
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jleiwig(6)

It's updated, but not anything to rave about. Honestly, the latest version of the book sucks compared to the older version. There is so much information missing from the "all new" book, that I sold it at the half price book store.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 7:59PM
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solarity

Wow! The site looks so much better than before. Hopefully the content is improved as well. I was pretty disappointed in the site a year ago when I first became familiar with the concept, the design was archaic.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 8:25PM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

jleiwig - One of my friends let me borrow his copy of the old book the other day, and it is so much better than the new one.....Dangit, I wish I would have picked that one up, instead of the new one.

EG

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 9:46PM
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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

Ok, for that, I'm going back to half price books. They had the original last time I looked. Hehe though I have little problem with the new book. But the site pales in comparison to this site, or even our blogs!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 1:44AM
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luke3026

I found the original book on Abebooks.com for $1 (plus $3 shipping) a couple months ago. Keep looking around and I'm sure you'll find a used copy someplace.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 7:47AM
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floodthelast(5 N. OH)

I saw some on amazon.com for a good price. I plan on getting it once the ground starts thawing out. I was going to buy the new one but after this post I think I'll just order the old one instead.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 11:09AM
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jleiwig(6)

Posted by floodthelast 5 N. OH (My Page) on Thu, Mar 12, 09 at 11:09

I saw some on amazon.com for a good price. I plan on getting it once the ground starts thawing out. I was going to buy the new one but after this post I think I'll just order the old one instead.

Definitely get the older one. I think the one I got from the library was from the 90s. The sections on succession planting and planting timelines were very good. I had an AH HA moment reading them. I scanned them and saved them on my computer for future refrence.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 2:01PM
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greenbean08_gw(PNW)

"With a very visible grid, your garden takes on a unique character. It will not only look spectacular, but youÂll be able to visualize your planting squares. Without a grid, your garden is nothing."

Personally, I found this insulting. I don't have, or claim to have a "true" SFG and comments like that will certainly not convert me. I sent an email through the contact option on the site a couple days ago, and have not received a reply.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 3:45AM
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ribbit32004

I'm sure he has to do this to make sure his methods are unique to him and not just any other method of intensive gardening that someone else has laid claim to. I bet that's the only way he can guarantee a trade mark (or whatever it would be called) to claim his idea is wholy new and different from other ideas that have been proposed.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 7:35AM
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anniesgranny(6b)

Greenbean, I agree with your statement...I also find it insulting. I seldom use grids, and my garden is anything BUT nothing!

Granny

Here is a link that might be useful: Annie's Kitchen Garden

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 11:58AM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

Granny, you could always take a few of your purses, cut the bottom out of each - then use them as a spacer. Hey, at least you wouldn't lose them...Ha!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 2:22PM
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anniesgranny(6b)

EG, you are such a POOPYHEAD!

Granny

Here is a link that might be useful: Annie's Kitchen Garden

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 2:44PM
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snibb(Salt Lake City)

When Mel says that, a lot of it is tongue in cheek. He has seen, as we all probably have, a lot of people go through the effort of putting together a great SFG only to see them out there planting on those same old "rows" again. The grid really discourages that, hence the encouragement to use the grid. It also is a way for the foundation to make some extra money for some of the humanitarian things it does around the world.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 2:56PM
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greenbean08_gw(PNW)

There are other words one could choose to encourage use of the grids. I'm not knocking the grids, but if he's using the website to get more people to follow his ways, he should choose better wording.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 8:11PM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

Thanks, Granny! You always know how to brighten my day....Hee Hee

Speaking of grids....I removed all of my strings today, since a few of them broke from the protective covering I installed over the cole crop a couple of weeks ago. Everything looks like it is planted in a row now, but at least the spacings are correct.

EG

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 12:46AM
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