How to create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch (Hardback)Charles Dowding (author)
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Charles Dowding draws on his years of experience, to show how easy it is to start a new vegetable garden. Any plot -- whether a building site, overgrown with weeds or unwanted lawn -- can be turned into a beautiful and productive vegetable area. Charles's no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for the beginner or experienced gardener.
The book takes you step-by-step through:
* Planning and early stages
* Clearing the ground
* Mulch - what, why, how?
* Minimizing digging
* Sowing and planting across the seasons
* Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses
It is filled with labour-saving ideas and the techniques that Charles uses to garden so successfully, and is illustrated throughout with photos and tales from Charles's first year in his new vegetable garden.
Publisher: Green Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 234 x 168 x 18 mm
"Another inspiring yet practical book from Charles Dowding."-- Rozie Apps * Permaculture Magazine *
"It is impossible not to geel inspired by the unique combination of helpful guidance and enthusiastic encouragement of experimentation. As Charles proves, there is no plot of land too wild to tame, a building site too overgrown with weeds or an unwanted lawn that can't be turned into a productive and beautiful garden area."-- Chris Allen * Gardening TImes *
"This is yet another book that will, as a manual, be on my bookshelf, but it will sure spend more in my hand than on the shelf."-- Michael Smith * Green (Living) Review *
"How to Create a New Vegetable Garden is the best vegetable gardening book I have read for a long time."-- ThePottingShed.co.uk
"If this doesn't encourage more of us to turn our gardens into productive and beautiful spaces, I don't know what will."-- Anne Swithinbank, broadcaster and gardening writer
"Whether you're a dedicated gardener or a newcomer to the word of growing, take a look: Charles's methods work beautifully."-- Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster
"How to clear weeds and grow great plants: Charles explains from a wealth of experience."-- Sarah Raven, journalist and garden writer