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Allotment Gardening : Finding, Planning, Maintaining - Jez Abbott

Allotment Gardening

Finding, Planning, Maintaining

By: Jez Abbott, Lucy Halsall (Foreword by)

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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.

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.

Foreword p.8
Introduction p.10
The Joys of Allotments p.16
Getting Started p.30
Planning Your Plot p.48
Preparing to Garden p.80
Gardening Time p.112
Harvesting and vegetables p.114
Troubleshooting p.164
Fruit and Flowers p.186
Vegetables and Herbs p.208
Checklist p.246
Further Reading and Websites p.252
Index p.254

ISBN: 9781847866967
ISBN-10: 1847866964
Series: Green Guides S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 17.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.511
Edition Type: New edition