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The Little Veggie Patch Co. : How to Grow Food in Small Spaces - Fabian Capomolla

The Little Veggie Patch Co.

How to Grow Food in Small Spaces

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Published: 1st September 2011
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Product Description

Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is!

Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively – each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch.

The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it's Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can.

Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you'll need (plus some hilarious tips and stories from the Little Veggie Patch boys' own experience along the way), this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food.

About the Authors

Growing up in an Italian family, for Fabian Capomollo, Sunday lunch would always consist of loud arguments, pasta and veggies from the garden. Starting off in advertising before taking the leap to fulfill his dream of helping people grow food, Fabian now has his own completely edible backyard in Melbourne, with his wife and kids.

All Mat Pember's childhood memories revolve around his Nonna and Nonno's backyard near Fremantle, WA. The veggie garden, the enormous garage, where the pork and fennel sausage would hang drying from the ceiling beams, and checking the chook shed for eggs. Mat worked in landscaping before moving exclusively into edible gardening.

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5.0

A great little guide to small gardens

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from Bathurst

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    Easy to read. great reference, handy hints

     
    5.0

    Great starter book

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    from Perth, Australia

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      Good read then great to reflect back on

       
      4.0

      soooooo helpful

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      from mt gambier

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        great little reference for the backyarder,easy to understand

         
        4.0

        Perfect for frustrated urban gardeners

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        from Brisbane

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          Cool, easy to follow, inspirational reading with real advice and gorgeous pics

           
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          Awesome!

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            Good for reference and light reading

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            5.0

            So down to Earth

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              Comments about The Little Veggie Patch Co.:

              Fantastic book with lots of practical things to try, what ever size garden you have or have room for.

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              5.0

              Easy peasy gardening

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                3 of my friends have since bought this book and love it

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                ISBN: 9781742610184
                ISBN-10: 1742610188
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 240
                Published: 1st September 2011
                Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 21.1  x 2.5
                Weight (kg): 0.96
                Edition Number: 1