Sally thought for a second or two. “Oh, yes. It’s the original edition of Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew. It’s well known around the world nowadays. If you follow the book’s simple instructions and advice, you can grow twice as many of those lush green veggies in the same space as conventional gardeners. Square foot gardening is less work, too.”
“What does the book cover?” asked Diane.
“Let me get my copy. Hold on a second.” There was silence on the line, then a little rustling in the background. Soon Sally picked up her phone again while thumbing through the book. “Let’s see…Planning and laying out beds, seed starting, companion planting, weed and pest control, extending the season, and transplanting..
“I like the charts that show how many of each kind of seed you can plant in a square foot. Four, nine, sixteen, or whatever, depending on the crop. You can get more carrots in a square foot than beans, for example. It’s really surprising. Plus, this way you don’t waste a lot of seeds. Does that whet your appetite, dear?”
“Very much,” Diane said. “How can I get my own copy?”
“Amazon has it,” Sally said. “It’s the original best selling version. Just click on the thtle Square Foot Gardening where you see it linked on our friend John’s blog. When the page comes up where it’s featured, add it to your cart to order.”
“That’s simple enough.”
“You know, I’m really glad you’re taking such an interest in this, Diane, but what are you doing on the phone? Hurry up and get Square Foot Gardening so you can start using it right away for your gardening this year.””
The both laughed. “Good advice,” Diane said. “Thanks, I’ll get it right now.”