Allotments : A Practical Guide to Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables Hardback
by Jane Eastoe
Part of the National Trust Home & Garden series
An allotment is one of the best - and cheapest ways - of getting hold of valuable gardening space to grow you own.
Plus it offers one of the most relaxing atmospheres with the chance to mix with fellow gardeners.
Your allotment can provide enough fruit, veg and herbs to feed most small families (and cut flowers to adorn the kitchen table) - produce that will taste and look much better than anything shop bought.
Jane Eastoe guides you through allotment life, from how to find an allotment, how to plan one out, what to grow, crop rotation, how to store your harvest plus some of the best recipes so you enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Great gardening information is given for each crop - the obvious to the not so obvious - from potatoes and carrots to aubergines and chillies.
What to grow when, what to grow where plus a calendar of work for the laziest to the most energetic allotment holder.
With all the details on the cost of having an allotment, self-management, and protecting your allotment, this is the easiest guide to getting starting on allotment life. In addition to all the practical gardening techniques, the book has background information on local authority control, self-management options, and how to protect your allotment.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 104 pages, 25 colour and black and white
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 08/05/2009
- Category: Allotments
- ISBN: 9781905400768
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Review by dlga
A superb book from The National Trust, what you would expect from the old Trust.No puffing out with fancy pictures , sound advice all at a very reasonable price to boot.But it still didn't help me with the rabbits eating my black kale..... I must try one of the other books in this series, maybe to clobber them with as a last resort, but that would be disrespectful to these excellent books.