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The Complete Step-By-Step Book of Allotment Gardening : The Practical Guide to Growing Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs on an Allotment, Pack With Easy-To-Follow Advice and Illustrated With More than 800 Photographs - Christine Lavelle

The Complete Step-By-Step Book of Allotment Gardening

The Practical Guide to Growing Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs on an Allotment, Pack With Easy-To-Follow Advice and Illustrated With More than 800 Photographs

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Down-to-earth advice for the budding gardener on what to grow on an allotment or a community garden, from the initial stages of applying for a plot and planning the crops to sowing, growing, harvesting and storing your delicious fresh produce.

Includes expert information on how to get started, assessing your allotment, preparing the site, choosing crops, crop rotation, companion planting, and growing fruit, vegetables and herbs, both outdoors and in a greenhouse.

Contains step-by-step guides to a wide range of essential techniques, such as testing and preparing the soil, weeding, composting, planting, sowing seeds, propagating and fertilising.

A comprehensive directory of the most popular fruit, vegetables and herbs outlines good varieties for an allotment, how to raise and care for plants, the pests and diseases you may encounter, and how and when to harvest the crop.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 800 colourful photographs and diagrams, as well as invaluable tips and an at-a-glance calendar of care that tells you exactly what to do in each season.

Introduction p. 64
Allotment Basics p.8-28
Soil and Soil Management p.30-50
Planning the Crops p.52-72
Basic Techniques p.76-108
Gardener's Guide to Vegetables p.110-157
Gardener's Guide to Herbs p.162
Gardener's Guide to Fruit and Nuts p.176
Plant Health p.200-222
Gardener's Calendar of Care p.224-248
Suppliers p.250
Index p.252
Table of Contents provided by Hermes House. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781846819407
ISBN-10: 9780857230836
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2010