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Post  tomperrin on 5/13/2012, 4:58 pm

The Dirt Desk: Square Foot Garden

http://www.eacourier.com/opinion/editorials/the-dirt-desk-square-foot-garden/article_b827363c-9c92-11e1-af22-0019bb2963f4.html
But no mention of Mel's Mix Sad


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Post  walshevak on 5/13/2012, 5:10 pm

Boy is that writer out of date. 1981, double digging, 12 inches. Somebody should let him know there is an easier way. ANSQF you rock!

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Post  camprn on 5/13/2012, 5:40 pm

The way it is written makes me think they are not meaning double digging the way I mean double digging when I say it.... Shocked

That line makes me think of a movie...



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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/13/2012, 8:53 pm

camprn wrote:The way it is written makes me think they are not meaning double digging the way I mean double digging when I say it.... Shocked

That line makes me think of a movie...



Inigo Montoya:
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.



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Post  GWN on 5/13/2012, 9:20 pm

you would not be using a word that you did not know what it meant.
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Post  GWN on 5/13/2012, 9:28 pm

thanks a lot CAMPRN
Now here I am and my son and husband are quoting lines from Three Amigos.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/13/2012, 9:57 pm

True. Obviously the author of the quoted material had only read the 1981 version of Square Foot Gardening. It's the one we used for the last 4 years. The All New version is sooo much more productive. The boards for aisles between 4-foot sections advocated in the old book were (I'm here to tell you) not the best idea....however, slugs LOVED them for the hiding places they offered.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/13/2012, 10:04 pm

Lol. Classic movie Razz

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Post  GWN on 5/13/2012, 10:52 pm

There was recently an article in Mother Earth News about just this subject. They say that the pioneers of the concept of gardening in a small space were Initially John Jeavens with his book "How to grow more Vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine"....and then Mels first SFG.
His book came out in 1974, and goes into the concept of double digging. His approach to the issue is a bit different from Mels, in that he is more about self sustainability, whereas Mels book is more about growing in urban settings.
I think that Mel has organized the concept very well in his most recent book, such that it is an "anyone can do this" concept.
I have both books and find them very complimentary. It is appealing to any gardener and that is what makes ANSFG great.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/14/2012, 7:18 am

One of THE all-time best movies!



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Post  sfg4uKim on 5/14/2012, 9:19 am

OK, I just HAD to comment on that article:

Great article . . . except . . . it seems you used the OLD book. In the
All New Square Foot Gardening book (2006) Mel stopped all the hard work
of double digging and mulching. He introduced "Mel's Mix" - a
soil-less mixture of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 coarse vermiculite and 1/3
blended compost so your existing soil is not used. I would encourage
those interested in the SFG method to read the All New book and then
join us on the SFG Forum - http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/.

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Post  walshevak on 5/14/2012, 12:30 pm

Thanks Kim. I tried to post to it but couldn't figger out how. Folks who are interested will be better served with the latest and greatest.

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