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.
About the Author
Jez Abbott trained in forestry and gardening and, as a freelance writer and editor, has specialized in horticultural journalism for many years. Publications that he writes for include Horticulture Week, The Grower and Period House & Its Garden, and he edited Landscape Review for five years from 2001. He lives on the south coast of England, is a keen gardener and takes regular jaunts to the wilderness of Dungeness.
|The Joys of Allotments||p.16|
|Planning Your Plot||p.48|
|Preparing to Garden||p.80|
|Harvesting and vegetables||p.114|
|Fruit and Flowers||p.186|
|Vegetables and Herbs||p.208|
|Further Reading and Websites||p.252|
Series: Green Guides S.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 17.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.511