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Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening

Bumper Crops in Minutes a Day Using Raised Beds, Planning, and Plant Selection
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Spend less time in the garden-- and get more results! This book demystifies the growing of fruit and vegetables and shows that, with the right approach, it can be done successfully as a weekend project or slotted into a busy week. Experienced garden designer Clare Matthews explains simple short cuts and unusual low maintenance strategies that really work. Her book is filled with inspirational color photography from her own weekend vegetable garden where the principles promoted in this book have been tried, tested and proven. Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening will appeal to the complete novice planning a new vegetable garden as well as the more experienced gardener who is looking to save time and increase productivity. Filled with fantastic images and sound horticultural advice, it is an indispensible guide for anyone with limited time who still wants to achieve high yields from their vegetable plot. Inside Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening A no-nonsense guide to growing the vegetables you love to eat the easy way. Explains time-saving techniques, simple short cuts, and effective low-maintenance strategies. Packed with practical advice from planning what to grow and companion planting to dealing with pests and diseases and no-dig gardening. Gorgeous color photography from the

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Pages 224
Publish Date 2018-04-17
Size 7.0" x 9.0" x 0.51"
Author Clare Matthews

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Midwest Book Review
Midwest Book Review: An dedicated gardener and an experienced garden designer, Clare Matthews has written "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening: Bumper Crops in Minutes a Day Using Raised Beds, Planning, and Plant Selection" specifically for those who wish to spend less time in the garden while getting more results from there efforts! "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" demystifies the growing of fruit and vegetables and shows that, with the right approach, it can be done successfully as a weekend project or slotted into a busy week. "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" explains simple short cuts and unusual low maintenance strategies that really work. "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" is filled with inspirational color photography from her own weekend vegetable garden where the principles promoted in this instructional guide have been tried, tested and proven. "Low Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" will have a special and particular appeal to the complete novice planning a new vegetable garden as well as the more experienced gardener who is looking to save time and increase productivity. Filled with fantastic images and sound horticultural advice, "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" is an indispensable guide for anyone with limited time who still wants to achieve high yields from their vegetable plot. Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" is especially recommended for personal and community library Gardening instructional reference collections.
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Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly: This lively presentation and no-nonsense guide will stoke the gardening impulses of those who didn't think they'd have time to squeeze it in.
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Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly: Weekend gardener Matthews's handy volume offers sympathetic and hands-on guidance for the garden lover whose enthusiasm for the soil is overshadowed by the urgencies of work. Even the most time-crunched, Matthews asserts, can still get their hands dirty; the key is limiting the square footage of the garden and strategically cultivating plants that are temperature tolerant and resistant to pests. Drawing from a comprehensive listing of edible plants that are "very easy" (such as potatoes, zucchini and spinach), "easy" (kale, squashes, various berries), and "fairly easy" (carrots, cabbage, Swiss chard), the author takes potential gardeners through all stages of garden cultivation. She covers how to design and construct raised bed frames, prepare soil, implement proper irrigation, and choose which plants to choose and where to position them. Matthews also encourages homey additions: "Every vegetable garden should have at least one seat, a place to enjoy a deserved break [and] survey your achievements." This lively presentation and no-nonsense guide will stoke the gardening impulses of those who didn't think they'd have time to squeeze it in. Color photos.
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The Midwest Book Review
Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Low-Maintenance Vegetable Gardening" is especially recommended for personal and community library Gardening instructional reference collections.

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About the Author

Clare Matthews is a garden designer and garden writer. In her books, Clare draws heavily on her practical experience of maintaining her own gardens while juggling work and family life to produce straightforward, no-nonsense advice on the easy way to get things done. Her imaginative and slightly quirky take on the garden and her willingness to get her hands dirty is obvious in her design and project books. Clare writes about her gardens at blog.clarematthews.com. She lives in the U.K.

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