The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

39 Indispensable Projects to Increase the Bounty and Beauty of Your Garden

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

Build an efficient and productive garden! These 39 simple-to-make projects are designed to increase your harvest while simultaneously making your garden chores easier. Requiring no specialized equipment or previous woodworking experience, detailed step-by-step instructions guide you through the construction of cold frames, compost bins, raised beds, potting benches, trellises, and more. Most of the projects can be made in just a few hours, so you can spend more time enjoying your beautiful and thriving garden.

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

Raised Beds, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Planters, Plant Supports, Trellises, Harvesting and Storage Aids

The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

Contains illustrated, step-by-step instructions for thirty-nine building projects for vegetable gardens, including a classic compost bin, a tool rack, potting bench, berry box, solar dryer, picnic table, garden swing, and flower press.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently.

Build a Better Vegetable Garden

30 DIY Projects to Improve your Harvest

Build a Better Vegetable Garden

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 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.

Easy Garden Projects to Make, Build, and Grow

200 Do-it-yourself Ideas to Help You Grow Your Best Garden Ever

Easy Garden Projects to Make, Build, and Grow

Outlines do-it-yourself vegetable garden project ideas that address a wide range of needs, from making compost and controlling weeds to attracting wildlife and watering plants.

Woodworking FAQ

The Workshop Companion: Build Your Skills and Know-How for Making Great Projects

Woodworking FAQ

Whether you’re a beginner building your first shelf or an experienced craftsman designing a new gazebo, Spike Carlson has the answers to all of your woodworking questions. You’ll find expert advice on setting up your work area, choosing appropriate tools, working with different types of wood, and building furniture, as well as tips on joinery techniques, custom finishes, and much more.

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

Raised Bed Gardening

The Vegetable Gardening Guide to Tend a Thriving Garden

Raised Bed Gardening

Do you love to eat fresh, healthy vegetables but don't have enough time to maintain a typical row garden? Well, in that case you are going to love raised bed gardening. These gardens can be best described as free standing garden beds constructed slightly over the natural terrain. But why raised bed gardens? The reasons are pretty simple and straightforward: When it comes to growing fresh, nutritious vegetables in your raised bed garden, it doesn't really matter whether or not you own a fertile piece of land. It's nothing like the traditional forms of gardening. To grow a raised bed garden, you don't have to be an experienced gardener either - it is a lot easier to learn and execute compared to traditional forms of gardening. Some of the benefits of raised beds gardening include: Raised bed gardening helps you achieve a better control over soil type as well as condition; and because the soil warms up a lot quicker, you can get started at the earliest too The gardening techniques are easy to learn - therefore even a new gardener can learn the tricks quickly In addition, it is easy to add cold frames, fences, trellis etc. into your raised bed setup when you are ready for more advanced gardening Because soil compaction rate is pretty low in this form of gardening, you are required to work much less - this of course is an added bonus for those who despite having the will, have not yet been able to embark on any gardening project due to lack of time The production rate is also impressive because with proper planning and execution, one can easily utilize every single inch of a well-designed raised bed garden for harvesting purposes This book covers: Why Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening When And Where To Plant Preparation How to Build A Raised Bed Garden Types of Raised Bed Top Vegetables For Raised Bed Tips Why It Is Suitable For You Planning your raised beds will take some time, and it is much better to do this on paper rather than wasting time and materials out on your vegetable plot. I did find that drawing my plot to scale on squared paper, cutting out the shapes of raised beds from paper and moving them around on the drawing worked well. It allowed me to maximize the use of my space and get the best possible layout without any work at all! Many first-time raised bed gardeners make the serious mistake of creating a garden which is too large to look after - and this is precisely why you should always kick start the project with a lot of strategic planning. Choosing an adequate size and layout of a raised bed garden is perhaps the most important factor associated with the task. The bottom-line here is that just like any other form of gardening, knowledge and planning (or the lack of it) plays a pivotal role in determining the success or failure of a raised bed garden. You need to make yourself familiar with a lot of aspects such as soil type, the correct layout, the best amount of sunlight, wind protection and so on before getting started. This book is what you need ! What are you waiting for? ★★★Scroll up, click on "Buy Now" and start learning! ★★★

All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated

MORE Projects - NEW Solutions - GROW Vegetables Anywhere

All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated

In All New Square Food Gardening, 3rd Edition, the best-selling gardening book in North America is re-launched and updated for the next generation of gardeners and beyond. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as: Adding trellises and archways Substituting with new materials Adding automatic watering systems "Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard Square Foot Gardening with kids Crop protection Don't wait another season to try Mel's brilliant approach to gardening! We're sure it will work for you and you won't look back.

Raised Bed Revolution

Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere

Raised Bed Revolution

Join the revolution and create a beautiful raised bed garden with inspiration from the ultimate raised bed gardening guidebook! Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is its ultimate guidebook. The book includes information about size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces--including vertical gardening. Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects. This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons: - Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height). - Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem. - Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds. - Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't make the leap up into the raised bed. For yards that struggle with drainage, raised bed gardening offers a no-brainer solution. Raised beds simply create a more interesting yard! Find out more about why everyone is joining the raised bed revolution. You can roll up your sleeves and join it, too!