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If you’re looking for some exciting garden projects to produce tastier, healthier crops, then take a look at the latest book from regular contributor, Joyce Russell. Full of practical advice, tips and clearly explained step-by-step stages, New Vegetable Garden Techniques consists of 23 project ideas, from ones to get you started all the way through to harvesting. Make a foolproof single-dig bed, build a sturdy bean frame, create a vertical garden, make perfect pesto basil, protect plants from pests, and so on. Organised into four parts, you will find lots of sound advice

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