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Post  Aussie Girl on 6/22/2010, 1:21 am

I've just realised that I have the 'old' book, not the 'new' book.

Does anyone have both, and can you tell me if it's worth buying the new book?

Is there any extra/better/new info in there that will make my SFG better, or is my 'old' book ok?

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 6/22/2010, 6:44 am

I have both -- actually I have the dollar store edition of the new book as I didn't want to spend the extra. The old book is basically about gardening in-ground and spends quite a bit of time on soil amendment, etc. The new book uses raised beds and Mel's mix and does a bit better on describing trellising, various covers for protection. It also has a larger variety of detailed info on veggies and herbs in the back. Most of the info in the new book is found on the SFG website or this forum, so I wouldn't think you'd need the new book unless, like me, you are a garden book collector.

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Post  Shoda on 6/22/2010, 12:14 pm

I was curious about the old book too. Does it have any information that might be useful? Doesn't it have a recipe for organic fertilizer?
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Post  kimbertangleknot on 6/22/2010, 1:36 pm

If you check Amazon.com (actual link) for the new book, it has an interactive book that let's you search it. And actually... you can look at the ENTIRE book... I honestly almost didn't buy the book because the whole book was, essentially, free. I don't know if they fixed it yet or not, but if you want to check it out that's the best place to do it. (I did end up buying the book, I prefer to have resources at hand rather than relying on the unreliable internet).
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Post  SFGHQSTAFF on 6/22/2010, 3:56 pm

The all new book has a lot of new information. In fact, we don't sell the old book because of the number of changes that the new book has. Hope that helps. Alan
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Post  Aussie Girl on 6/22/2010, 6:21 pm

Thanks guys.

I LOVE my old book, it's on my bedside table and I usually refer to it a couple of nights a week. It has so much basic good usefull information.

I'd never heard of Mel's Mix until I came on this forum.

kimbertangleknot - thanks for the link, I'll go check it out.
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Post  Aussie Girl on 6/22/2010, 7:23 pm

OK - I just bit the bullet & bought both the new book & the cook book.

I had a look through the new book on Amazon & there is a lot of new info & some really good tips.

I love the sound of the cook book as it has reciepies that are based on just a hand full of ingredients at a time, which is the way the garden produces them.

Now I'm hungry after reading all that....
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