The Allotment Book: A Practical Guide to Creating and Enjoying Your Own Perfect Plot

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No longer considered the realm of old men in sheds, allotment gardening is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest. People of all ages and from all walks of life are digging their own plots in search of fresh, organic produce. Designed to both inspire the next generation of plot-holders and to provide the necessary practical knowledge, this insightful handbook unveils new eco-gardening techniques, as well as the various weird and wonderful ways people make use of their plots. A history of allotments featuring photos and interviews is also included along with tips for finding, assessing, and clearing an allotment and advice on choosing a gardening method; picking a cultivation approach; constructing sheds, compost bins, and other structures; and—of course—selecting the right crops.

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Andi Clevely has been a working gardener for more than 35 years and has written more than 20 gardening books, including The Allotment Seasonal Planner and   The Kitchen Garden Month-by-Month.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 244 x 188 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. New paperback edition of Collins best-selling gardening title. This wonderfully illustrated book celebrates the blood, sweat and joy to be had in growing your own in an allotment. Includes in-depth, practical gardening know-how, stories from allotmenteers and recipes. No longer considered the preserve of old men in sheds, allotment gardening is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest. People of all ages and from all walks of life are digging their own plots in search of the ultimate in fresh, organic produce - and you cannot get more locally-sourced than your own allotment! This book testifies to the new vibrancy of allotment culture, aiming both to inspire the next generation of plot-holders and to provide all the practical knowledge needed to turn a patch of soil into a lifelong adventure. Open to all the new eco-gardening techniques, and the various weird and wonderful ways people make use of their plots, contents include: * the history of allotments - from 19th century origins, through wartime Dig for Victory , to the cosmopolitan communities of today; features photos and interviews with current plot-holders * planning your perfect allotment - finding it, assessing it, clearing the ground and working out what to grow * the brown stuff - all you need to know about soil management, the key to growing success * choosing a gardening method - organic, biodynamic, rotation beds, companion planting, greenhouse, multi-level, potager, cottage garden, and so on.* the hard stuff - constructing sheds, compost bins, cold frames, fruit cages, ponds, seating and play areas * selecting crops - what and how to grow, from parsnips and peas to chilli peppers and lemon grass * cultivation techniques - digging, sowing, feeding, weeding and harvesting, plus troubleshooting pests and diseases * the allotment calendar - extensive, month-by-month look at what s in season, jobs for now and looking ahead. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007270774

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