Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sven Wombwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664487

Category: Gardening

Page: 456

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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment

The Little Book of Allotment Tips

Author: William Fortt

Publisher: Absolute Press

ISBN: 9781472954459

Category:

Page: 112

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The Little Book of Allotment Tips is full of useful advice for all interested in allotment growing. Learn how to diversify and rotate what your grow, which essential tools you need and suggestions for harvesting rainwater. From finding the perfect plot of land to put every last bit of available space to good use, this is the perfect book to get you started.

Allotment Through the Year

Author: Alan Buckingham

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140937548X

Category: Gardening

Page: 242

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Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub Get the most from your allotment all year round. For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world,this ebook tells you everything you need to know about how to get the most out of your allotment or garden. This ebook to gardening will ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round. Follow month-by-month, simple advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests. There's clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for excellent results making Allotment Through the Year an indispensable companion.

The Allotment Book

Seasonal Planner and Cookbook

Author: Andi Clevely

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007263479

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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This beautifully illustrated follow-up to Andi Clevely's bestseller, The Allotment Book, celebrates the joys of both growing and cooking your own produce. Perfect for the complete beginner or the experienced allotmenteer, The Allotment Book: Seasonal Planner and Cookbook will ensure your crops thrive and your table is laden all year round. This beautifully illustrated follow-up to Andi Clevely's bestseller, The Allotment Book, celebrates the joys of both growing and cooking your own produce. Perfect for the complete beginner or the experienced allotmenteer, The Allotment Book: Seasonal Planner and Cookbook will ensure your crops thrive and your table is laden all year round. Allotment gardening is in the grip of a renaissance, with over 300,000 allotments in the UK and a new breed of allotment enthusiast, whose typical characteristic is that they are not typical. With more young professionals on allotments than ever before, as well families and even groups of friends embracing the vibrancy of allotment culture, people are mucking in to cultivate their own crops. This is the perfect book for those with a passion for the outdoors and a taste for food warm from the sun. Andi Clevely helps you to assess your plot and decide what to grow. Once your plot is up and running, he guides you through the year season by season, reminding you of essential tasks, preparing you for extreme weather, and teaching techniques such as composting and crop rotation.Each section celebrates a particular crop and offers plenty of opportunity for using your produce with tempting recipes as well as ideas for storing and preserving. Contents Include: / Essential growing tips and techniques / Checklists of key tasks and timings -- when to sow, plant, and harvest / Crop focus -- exploring the tendencies and benefits of particular varieties / Eco-friendly suggestions for pest control and disease management. / Ergonomics and safety advice / Tales of successful allotmenteers and allotment culture / Over 100 beautifully photographed seasonal recipes for all occasions.

Rhs Allotment Journal

The Expert Guide to a Productive Plot

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845335595

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 208

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RHS Allotment Journal shows you how to get the most from your plot and then how to cook up the produce. With timely recipes for abundance and gluts, storage advice, crops of the month and special projects, this book will keep you on top of an active plot and refresh your mind about what's possible.

The Allotment Almanac

More Than 200 Ways to Enjoy Your Plot

Author: Matthew Appleby

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711234703

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 192

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This book of fun and challenging monthly projects will help gardeners make the most of their allotments, so they retain interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. From blogging to beekeeping, barbecuing to keeping chickens, Matthew suggests a once-a-week project to sustain Britain's 330,000 allotment holders. This journal contains all the monthly reminders you need to grow your crops, but focuses much more on new ideas that bring enjoyment, push the boundaries, and inject a sense of originality in the proceedings. Such as bee keeping, painting, blogging, camping out, barbecuing and growing wildflowers. This book will help Britain's 330,000 allotment holders to retain their interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. The book is arranged into months from January to December, with 4 or 5 projects per month. In addition to the main projects, each month the author suggests a further ten or so timely ways to make a difference to an allotment. 50 quotes from the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Eric Morecambe, Mahatma Ghandi and Germaine Greer allow readers to keep their plot in perspective.

The Three-Year Allotment Notebook

Author: Joanna Cruddas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711231559

Category: Gardening

Page: 164

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The Three-Year Allotment Notebook is a practical journal with space for year-on-year comparisons over a three-year period. There are month-by-month tips suggesting jobs to consider. Themed illustrated spreads give instant practical ideas for making the most of limited space in terms of planting, design and organization. There is room to note what you planted and when, and graph paper to help plan crop rotation or planting.

The Allotment Cookbook

Author: Pete Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297871102

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Telling the food story of spring, summer, autumn and winter, this is the definitive guide to cooking the right things all through the year. When it comes to the tastiest food, keeping in touch with the rhythm of nature allows us to cook the most delicious recipes with the freshest, most flavoursome ingredients. Each dish is a celebration of the best of local British produce, from Fishcakes with Wilted Chard, Red Pepper and Feta Fritters, Rocket Pesto with Sirloin and Panna cotta with Poached Rhubarb, The Allotment Cookbook follows seasonal produce to restore a natural way of eating. You don't need to have an allotment or big kitchen garden to enjoy this book; although all the ingredients can be found in the shops, have a go at growing your own in the garden, in a scrap of ground or in a pot on a windowsill - it's so easy and is one of life's most satisfying pleasures. The Allotment Cookbook is a joyful guide to a sustainable and nourishing way of life.

Allotment Gardening

Finding, Planning, Maintaining

Author: Jez Abbott

Publisher: Green Guides

ISBN: 9781847866967

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 256

View: 5412

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A community spirit and the simple joy of eating your own produce are just some of the rewards for the allotment gardener. This book provides everything the first-time 'allotmenter' needs to know, from guiding your search and helping negotiate the application process, to planning, necessary equipment and the best cultivation methods. A troubleshooting chapter suggests effective treatments for pests and diseases, and the guide concludes with an extensive directory of the vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers appropriate for allotment growing, including harvest tips.

Your Allotment

Author: Clare Foster,Francesca Yorke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844035601

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 176

View: 8280

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Allotments are fashionable again. With a different food scare popping up in the press almost every week, people are taking control of what they eat and deciding to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables - and what better place to do this than the all

Allotment Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849902216

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

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An allotment can be a source of abundant fresh fruit and vegetables for the home, as well as an oasis of calm for all the family to enjoy, but taking one on can be an intimidating prospect. Alan Titchmarsh makes it easy by explaining how to get the most from your plot with easy-to-follow, practical information and advice on what to grow, when to harvest and how to store your produce. * How to assess your plot and work with what you've got * Advice on layout and crop rotation * Expert guidance on care and maintenance * Directory of vegetables, fruit and herbs * Seasonal calendar of what to do when

The Allotment Almanac

Month-By-Month on the Plot

Author: Terry Walton

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593070697

Category: Gardening

Page: 287

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Life on the allotment month-by-month with all this much-loved Radio 2 gardener's best tips for vegetable-gardening success. From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: * An overview of the plot * Things to do this month * What to watch out for * Key crops for the month * Progress reports on all the standard veg * Top variety tips * Main tasks for the month * Allotment Tales With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.

The RHS Allotment Handbook

The Expert Guide for Every Fruit and Veg Grower

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784721506

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8016

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Written by the Royal Horticultural Society's foremost fruit and veg experts, RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner provides the lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy, edible crops for their garden. With RHS tried-and-tested varieties, this book covers what to grow, how and where to grow it. Exploring best practice growing advice, allotment life and its numerous benefits, this book also includes a month-by-month calendar of tasks to guide gardeners through the year.

The Perfect Plot

Starting an allotment from scratch

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781849838337

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 9094

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'Both a practical manual and a magical story that lifts the spirit.' Jonathan Dimbleby The Perfect Plot paints a vivid picture of how to start an allotment from scratch. Told through the inspirational story of the Cornworthy site, it is a perfect guide for beginners. By following the successes and failures through the seasons of the Cornworthy villagers, budding allotmenteers will learn how they too can set up their own allotment and keep it going and growing. But this book is not just about the allotment - it is also about a community, a cast of characters who describe in their own words their triumphs and disasters, as well as the new methods and growing techniques (some very surprising) they have discovered along the way. Above all, though, it is the story of a diverse group of people united by a shared passion for growing produce. Welcome to the allotment!

Essential Garden Planning & Construction

Author: Deborah Parker,Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781845330590

Category: Gardening

Page: 230

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From the esteemed Royal Horticultural Society comes the definitive step-by-step guide to selecting and building a wide range of garden structures. It provides all the key information needed for planning the design and constructing a garden, including a look at the available materials and selecting the sizes, typical quantities, and optimal qualities needed. Best of all, the detailed instructions and illustrations make even quite complex projects straightforward and easy to accomplish. In addition, there’s invaluable coverage of design principles, garden styles, and water and ornamental features.

Allotment Handbook

The Beginners' Guide to Growing Crops in a Small Place

Author: Simon Akeroyd

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409330532

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 3824

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Now in PDF. The beginners' guide to growing fruit and veg Allotment Handbook has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favour of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and veg. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Allotment Handbook takes you through 10 steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need to know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and veg staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year round, Allotment Handbook will show you how.

Step-By-Step Veg Patch

Foolproof Growing for Gardeners with Little Space

Author: Lucy Halsall,Jennifer Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740339162

Category: Small gardens

Page: 256

View: 3522

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Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions Growing fruits and vegetables doesn't mean having a large garden of your own - or even a garden at all. Step-by-Step Veg Patch is a brilliantly simple, comprehensive guide to making the most of your limited space. In bright photographs and artworks, this book celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a garden, patio or balcony that is precious to them. With advice on the essential tools you'll need and step-by-step, foolproof instructions, you'll be able to grow the 50 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time at all. 'At a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space, and troubleshooting tips help nip any problems in the bud. This Australianised edition has been tailored to cover the Australian climate and seasons; the sow and harvest charts are specific to Australia and favourite fruits such as citrus, passionfruit and kiwifruit feature. Help your patch reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with Step-by-Step Veg Patch.

The Allotment Book

Author: Andi Clevely

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372450

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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A wonderfully illustrated celebration of the blood, sweat and joy to be had ‘growing your own’ in an allotment – with the in-depth, practical gardening know-how for which Collins is renowned.