Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Build a Better Vegetable Garden by Joyce Russell

30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest

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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238428
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Following on from the hugely successful Polytunnel Book, Joyce and Ben Russell have devised 30 kitchen garden projects that anyone can make and enjoy. Not only do the projects add decorative detail to the garden, each project is devised to either extend the season, protect crops from pests or improve yields. Apart from the obvious cost-savings benefits from growing or making your own, the desire to work with craft fulfils the need to keep improving your patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure.

From simple projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to design solutions that deter slugs and carrot root fly, these projects are well-designed as well as decorative. Each project includes step-by-step instructions as well as a list of materials and tools you’ll need and a relative skills rating. Accompanying each project are growing tips and specific crop advice to help you make the most of your crop. To be enjoyed by gardeners of all levels and anyone who loves growing their own.

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

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.

Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238428
Size: 10 in x 7.756 in / 254 mm x 197 mm
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"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."
"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."
"With the advice from this West Cork-based expert, your garden will become more attractive, productive and secure."
"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."
"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."