Build a Better Vegetable Garden: 30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest (Paperback)
  • Build a Better Vegetable Garden: 30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest (Paperback)

Build a Better Vegetable Garden: 30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/12/2016
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New from kitchen-garden guru Joyce Russell (author of best-selling The Polytunnel Book) are 30 decorative vegetable-growing projects that anyone can make and enjoy. All the projects are devised to extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to improve your patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure.
From simple cloche projects to making tunnels and frames onto design solutions that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed, functional and decorative. Each project has photographed step by step instructions, a list of materials and tools needed, and a relative skills rating. Alongside the projects are growing tips and specific advice to make the most of your crop. These 30 projects will be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own.

Projects include:
simple cloche
raised bed
herb bed
plant propagator
mini greenhouse
compost bins
fruit cage
bean support
leaf mould container
folding bean frame
poly cloche
carrot fly protector
boot scraper
drying cabinet

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711238428
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 254 x 197 x 23 mm

"If you buy them in, wooden structures such as cold frames, obelisks and raised beds will make a serious dent in your veg plot budget. Making such things from scratch yourself will save you money, but it can be daunting especially if you've never picked up a drill before. Build a Better Vegetable Garden is just what you need to get you started, with clear instructions for 30 projects of all skill levels." * Grow Your Own *
"5 stars - If you're partial to a bit of DIY in the garden department and want to save yourself some money at the same time, this eminently practical book will definitely ignite the flame." * Kitchen Garden *
"Beautiful photography and clear instructions make each project a tempting prospect, and should inspire homeowners to help make their little patches more attractive, productive and more secure." * The Smallest Smallholding *
"With the advice from this West Cork-based expert, your garden will become more attractive, productive and secure." * Irish Country Magazine *
"How about a little DIY garden project to get your teeth into? West Cork-based gardener Joyce Russell, already well-known to many Irish gardeners because of her book on polytunnel growing has just brought out an excellent new book." * Irish Times *

"This book offers focussed, practical advice and is aimed at the complete beginner"

"There is a good mix of practical versus more decorative projects"

-- Jojo Tulloh * Gardens Illustrated *

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