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
Joyce Russell has thirty years of practical experience of fruit and vegetable growing, while feeding a family from the garden. She writes each month for Kitchen Garden Magazine, as well as regular contributions to other magazines and newspapers. She wrote for Organic Gardening magazine for ten years.
Ben Russell is a skilled craftsman, photographer and journalist. He has written more than a 100 step-by-step making articles for woodworking magazines and had over 6,000 photographs published in books and magazines.
Joyce and Ben's first book, 'The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetable all Year Round’ is one of Frances Lincoln’s perennial best-sellers with more than 145 5-star reviews on Amazon.