I rread Mel’s blog about his books with great interest. I have the 1981 issue with the front cover photo of a much younger Mel standing and leaning on a shovel in his garden while looking up into the camera, but the selling price on the back cover was $11.95, not $9.95. There is no indication that this is a second, or later, printing. The ISBN number on the book is, 0-87857-341-0. Because I was a trucker for 40 years, it sat on my book shelf and except for a little yellowing from age, it is in perfect condition. Now that I am retired and trying to get my own SFG started it has become my companion. Thanks Mel.
Thanks for that great story. I’ve just taken your comment and answered it in my latest Dear Mel post, so give that a look if you have time. Here
I have heard of “SFG” for close to 30 years, watching you on WGVC TV, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Only two weeks ago, on a whim, did I purchase your book from Lowe’s. I have built 4 square gardens, 4×4 foot. The only issue I encountered was getting more than one type of compost. I had to settle for mostly cow manure, composted. My gardening skills need much improvement, as the items I planted, well… let’s just say I will be eating a LOT of peppers. Green, Banana, and Jalepeno. Question… can you freeze all the different peppers? Should they be vacuum sealed? If vacuum sealed, (which I have one), are they good for a year? Thanks Mel, and sorry it took me so long to take heed of your program! (Can’t wait to send pictures. I signed up for the front yard contest).
Check with Lowe’s and Home Depot in your area. One or the other (or both) should have Composted Mushroom Bedding or similar.
Yesterday I bought three 1 CU.FT. bags from Home Depot for something like $3.50 each.
I tried some locally produced Composted Cow Manure but I did not like what I saw – mostly muck and sticks … and an occasional cow contribution. It was so bad I notified the Georgia Department of Agriculture who may look into how the product is created and *if* it really is composted.
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