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Russell, Joyce,

Build a better vegetable garden : 30 DIY projects to improve your harvest / Joyce Russell ; photography by Ben Russell. - First Frances Lincoln edition. - 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm

Includes index.

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 our patch of land. These compelling projects transform your vegetable plot into somewhere more productive, more attractive and more secure. From simple woodwork projects for cloches, tunnels and frames to gadgets 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; plant labels; herb bed; large bean frame; raised bed; poly cloche; plant propagator; boot scraper; mini greenhouse; drying cabinet; carrot fly protector; compost bins.

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Garden structures--Design and construction--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Vegetable gardening.
Fruit-culture.
Handbooks and manuals.

TH4961 / .R88 2017

690/.89