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.
|Soil and Soil Management||p.30-50|
|Planning the Crops||p.52-72|
|Gardener's Guide to Vegetables||p.110-157|
|Gardener's Guide to Herbs||p.162|
|Gardener's Guide to Fruit and Nuts||p.176|
|Gardener's Calendar of Care||p.224-248|
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Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2010