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Post  Tris 3/18/2013, 12:07 am

n9lah wrote:I saw mention of the book (2nd edition) being available for Kindle. I have an older Kindle, no color or anything like the Kindle Fire. Does everything convert/look OK on a Kindle? I mean all the charts and tables and stuff or would it not show up very well?

Not on a kindle, but you'll also be able to read it on your computer in color if its an issue. You might buy it and run through it to check for issues, if it doesn't work just return it and let them know the formatting is off. I do have the kindle book I read on an app on my iPad and it seems good, I can't compare it to a real book though.
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Post  camprn 3/18/2013, 6:49 am

I love my Kindle, but personally like the paper version of this book so I may make notes in the margins whilst standing in the garden.

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Post  floyd1440 3/18/2013, 7:10 am

CindiLou wrote:I have a Nook. It is an older one. Only black and white pics. Sad I ordered the paper copy because I love the color and it makes reading some charts difficult if they are only in shades of grey.

I have the new nook and it is the HD version and got the second edition of Mel's book. Like it so far and pics look great!!!

Keep you updated as I read it......
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Post  Dadoo 3/18/2013, 5:29 pm

One of the benefits of the Amazon Kindle is the hardware and software are separate entities. I own the softcover book and Kindle version of ANSFG book.
The Kindle software can be downloaded onto PCs and Apple computers and phones as well as Android Smartphones.
The software will display any and all of your eBooks on any and all devices. Charts and pictures are displayed in color just as in the print version.
So... When I am out in the garden and want to reference something i can read the eBook on my smartphone. At home or the libraries, I can read the eBook version on the computer. I can then increase the size of the print to read easier.
The flexibility of the Kindle system works well for me.
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Post  floyd1440 3/18/2013, 5:40 pm

Dadoo wrote:One of the benefits of the Amazon Kindle is the hardware and software are separate entities. I own the softcover book and Kindle version of ANSFG book.
The Kindle software can be downloaded onto PCs and Apple computers and phones as well as Android Smartphones.
The software will display any and all of your eBooks on any and all devices. Charts and pictures are displayed in color just as in the print version.
So... When I am out in the garden and want to reference something i can read the eBook on my smartphone. At home or the libraries, I can read the eBook version on the computer. I can then increase the size of the print to read easier.
The flexibility of the Kindle system works well for me.

Good to know..Also checked out B&N site and can read my ANSFG book on my computer too. Hard to keep up with all this technology......
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Post  gurgi1970 4/14/2013, 11:33 pm

Not sure if anyone has posted this and if they did I didn't see it.

BUT has anyone gotten the 2nd edition of the ANSGB? I got mine about 2 weeks ago and I really like it. Still has all the old stuff of the ANSGB, but some additional information that Mel decided to include (planting charts, additional information about each vegetable plant, etc.)

I like it and have skimmed over it. I need to sit down and really do a thorough reading of it.
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Post  brainchasm 4/15/2013, 2:28 am

2nd Ed. is my gardening bible, and I rarely deviate from it.

It's working, and working well, so I call it a five-star!

Now if only reading it to my veggies could make them grow faster........

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Post  arla 5/19/2013, 11:38 pm

For those who have the first edition, is it worth buying? I'm tempted just because I can get it as a kindle version, but want to know if it's changed much from the first edition?
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Post  sanderson 5/20/2013, 12:42 am

As a Newbie, I only have the All New SFG. The first thing is that there is no dirt/soil used and only 6" depth of MM is used for most crops.
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Post  arla 5/20/2013, 1:06 am

That's the same in the ANSFG, 'm wondering about the difference between ANSFG and ANSFG edition 2
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Post  boffer 5/20/2013, 1:26 am

sanderson, the original ANSFG was published in 2006. The second edition of ANSFG was released this year.

arla, sorry I can't help, I haven't read the second edition.
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Post  sanderson 5/20/2013, 1:37 am

Opps, my ANSFG is the 2006 printing.
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Post  camprn 5/20/2013, 6:20 am

There's a previous thread about the 2013 ANSFG 2nd edition book and reviews, I will find it and merge it with this thread.

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Post  plantoid 5/20/2013, 4:03 pm

For those wondering ...
The international book number code ( ISBN code) for
the " All New Square Foot Gardening Second Edition ( available from spring 2013 ) is in my strap line .


To my mind the physical book allows much quicker navigating than the kindle etc and you can quickly use the index to find things .
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Post  llama momma 5/21/2013, 8:04 am

I seem to recall CindiLou (?) mentioning comparisons between the 2 editions, one being more pictures and more explanations. Maybe she'll see this thread and chime in If we can get her away from those bees of hers Smile Rooster we need a bee emoticon!
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Post  CapeCoddess 5/21/2013, 6:34 pm

arla wrote:That's the same in the ANSFG, 'm wondering about the difference between ANSFG and ANSFG edition 2

I own the ANSFG 1st ed and then checked the 2nd ed out of the library to compare. The 2nd one has different veggie photos but as far as I could see it's the same write ups on each veg. New one has a larger section on gardening with children which doesn't pertain to me, and it has a page on pests that the first one doesn't have. I took what I needed from the pests page and put it in the book I own. The charts in the back look kinda different but have the same info, and since I'm so used to 1st ed charts I didn't bother to take the time to figure the new ones out.

Plus, my copy has tons of priceless hand written notes and hi lites in it that the new ed doesn't have, so for me the 1st ed is a keeper!

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Post  Marie14513 5/21/2013, 8:14 pm

I just bought this book today. Read the first one and just planted my first square foot garden! I wish I knew how to post pictures! It looks to have most of the same information put seen knew pics and that is what made me buy the book! carrot
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Post  Frenchbean 6/30/2013, 9:09 am

Hi everyone on this lovely sunny day Smile 

Am I right in thinking Mel has a new book out?. Ive only just bought my ANSFG book thinking  Is it worth me going out and spending money on the new book, does it really have a lot more info init. It looks very similar? thinking 

Also is it worth me buying the answer book? Isn't the questions answered in the ANSFG book anyway? thanks 
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Post  RoOsTeR 6/30/2013, 9:19 am

Frenchbean, here is a link to the foundation:
http://www.squarefootgardening.org/

You can access the storefront from there. We also have quite a few previous topics on this subject. Please use the search feature in the upper left corner of the index page.

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Post  plantoid 6/30/2013, 5:50 pm

Frenchbean wrote:Hi everyone on this lovely sunny day Smile 

Am I right in thinking Mel has a new book out?. Ive only just bought my ANSFG book thinking  Is it worth me going out and spending money on the new book, does it really have a lot more info init. It looks very similar? thinking 

Also is it worth me buying the answer book? Isn't the questions answered in the ANSFG book anyway? thanks 

French Bean put the ISBN codes on the thread so we can see exactly which books your taking about as apparently bit seems  there is a bit of confusion with several folk as to which books to get .

Also check out my strap lines for the latest edition ISBN code  that supersedes the earlier books

IMPO the recent answers book complements the latest book is several areas that are not initially covered.
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Post  Frenchbean 7/1/2013, 1:44 pm

Plantoid: The book I have ANSFG ISBN 978-1-59186-202-4
I think its 2005 edition. My question is; is the new one really worth getting as it looks to be the same information
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Post  Frenchbean 7/1/2013, 1:47 pm

ANSFG Answer book from Amazon. Is it worth paying £17.00 for this are the answers to in the book any way
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Publisher: Cool Springs Press (15 Dec 2012)
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ISBN-10: 1591865417
ISBN-13: 978-1591865414
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Post  walshevak 7/1/2013, 1:57 pm

I have bought all 3 in book form, but I gave the second edition to my son to keep at his house.  The differences were not enough for me to keep for my own use.

The answer book has a lot of tips  not found in either of the other books and some repetition.  It is a "nice to have" but not a necessity.  I would have been as well served to get it in the Kindle version which is cheaper.

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Post  plantoid 7/1/2013, 5:16 pm

Frenchbean wrote:Plantoid: The book I have ANSFG ISBN 978-1-59186-202-4
I think its 2005 edition. My question is; is the new one really worth getting as it looks to be the same information

That book superceeded the original one
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Post  plantoid 7/1/2013, 5:24 pm

Frenchbean wrote:ANSFG Answer book from Amazon. Is it worth paying £17.00 for this are the answers to in the book any way
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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Cool Springs Press (15 Dec 2012)
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ISBN-10: 1591865417 this is the hard back Answer Book
ISBN-13: 978-1591865414
This is the Answer Book in paperback and should be found for less than £ 11 on Amazon . ( Mine was something like £8 inc p&p )

As before in our PM's I reckon it is worth it just for the pest control knowledge and what to use to sort the pests out. It will be a good guide for you in the early years of ANSGF'ing till you get some experience under your belt .
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