How to grow your own fruit and veg all year round on your allotment or in your garden For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world, you can't beat home grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch.
Here's how to ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round.
Follow month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on everything from pruning to dealing with pests. There's clear guidance on when to sow, plant, and harvest for excellent results Get more from your allotment with this indispensable companion.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2009
- Category: Allotments
- ISBN: 9781405340854
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Review by ruric
Very straightforward book to growing veg, fruit and herbs in an allotment situation. Lots of great photos, text frequently borken up by lots of headings to improve readability and it's easy to skim though and find what you need.Divided into 4 sections:Allotment know how - assessing the site, microclimate, plot layout, making beds, crop rotation etcAllotment calendar - bullet point list of top tasks to be done every month backed up by more detailed information of veggies available, sowing & planting, other jobs to be done, pests & diseases to look out for.Crop planner - page entry per crop item with calendar to show sowing/harvesting times, info on where to grow, sowing & planting, tips on growing, harvesting and troubleshooting.Troubleshooting - pests & diseases A-Z