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How to create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch (Paperback)
  • How to create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch (Paperback)

How to create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch (Paperback)

Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/02/2019
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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
ISBN: 9780857844743
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 679 g
Dimensions: 234 x 168 x 16 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."


"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

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