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Default The Raised Vegetable Bed Handbook-Review

"What an enjoyable e-book that Ian has written! If you have any interest in growing your own, The Raised Vegetable Garden Handbook is a book you'll love.

It is definitely the most complete book that I have seen on vegetable gardening, and especially, the raised vegetable garden. The book contains so many pictures of different raised vegetable gardens. Ian really brings raised vegetable gardens to life with all of the great photos. In fact, I saw exactly the type of raised vegetable garden that I am going to start building. It is called the "Keyhole Bed." You have to see the picture in this book to appreciate it. If you have ever wondered how to make a raised vegetable garden, wonder no more! This complete guide explains and shows every detail. There are even a lot of linked videos which are an excellent add-on to the book. Ian also had a clever chapter on which plants grow best together and why. You'll learn a lot from this book. If you have kids, you'll be happily surprised when you find a the detailed chapter about vegetable gardening for the little ones.

Great job Ian! When is your next one coming out?" Mike Harnon

Itís been a long time coming, but I have finished my book. What started out life as a one page A4 information leaflet about how to make your own raised beds has grown to over 25,000 words and 80 images.
I first started putting the information together in January 2011 in the cold spell when the ground was so frozen I couldnít go out and do anything in the garden. As the weather warmed up, I got back into my usual routine and the book fell neglected into the background, until a few week ago when the rain was so constant I found myself again looking for indoor work. The final copy canít be found on bookshelves in the garden centres though as itís been published as an ebook. This means itís only available to download from the internet through Amazon and the website I set up for the book. For those of you that are interested in such things itís available in pdf, ipub and .mobi so it cvan be read on any of the latest electronic reading devices.

Raised Bed Handbook
The book is imaginatively called the ďRaised Bed Handbook for the Organic GardenĒ. I have had such a success growing vegetables in raised beds and gathered up so much information that it seemed the obvious choice subject for my first book; I even had great success with beds made from old books.

"I read the handbook though first and then found myself referring back to it often as I was building a raised bed. My plans changed regularly according to what I had to hand and the instructions in the book helped me to be versatile. Like cooking , there's plenty of room for improvisation! The text is friendly and easy to understand and the images bring the work to life. There's the added bonus of the author being available through his website for any questions I had. I would recommend this book. " Dot

To buy your copy please go to : Raised Veg Beds - Growing your own delicious home grown organic vegetables made easy
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