Allotment Through the Year

Author: Alan Buckingham

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140937548X

Category: Gardening

Page: 242

View: 6868

Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub Get the most from your allotment all year round. For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn't travelled halfway around the world,this ebook tells you everything you need to know about how to get the most out of your allotment or garden. This ebook to gardening will ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round. Follow month-by-month, simple 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 making Allotment Through the Year an indispensable companion.
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Allotment Handbook

The Beginners' Guide to Growing Crops in a Small Place

Author: Simon Akeroyd

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409330532

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 8706

Now in PDF. The beginners' guide to growing fruit and veg Allotment Handbook has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favour of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and veg. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Allotment Handbook takes you through 10 steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need to know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and veg staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year round, Allotment Handbook will show you how.
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Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author: Sven Wombwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664487

Category: Gardening

Page: 456

View: 9536

Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment
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Rhs Allotment Journal

The Expert Guide to a Productive Plot

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845335595

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 208

View: 3418

RHS Allotment Journal shows you how to get the most from your plot and then how to cook up the produce. With timely recipes for abundance and gluts, storage advice, crops of the month and special projects, this book will keep you on top of an active plot and refresh your mind about what's possible.
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Allotment Source Book

Author: Caroline Foley

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847736642

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 384

View: 4264

Allotments are enjoying renewed popularity as more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables. This text provides a reference for everything to do with managing an allotment, from soil and plot organisation to propagation and pruning. It includes information on vegetable, fruit, and herb varieties.
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The Three-Year Allotment Notebook

Author: Joanna Cruddas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711231559

Category: Gardening

Page: 164

View: 1722

The Three-Year Allotment Notebook is a practical journal with space for year-on-year comparisons over a three-year period. There are month-by-month tips suggesting jobs to consider. Themed illustrated spreads give instant practical ideas for making the most of limited space in terms of planting, design and organization. There is room to note what you planted and when, and graph paper to help plan crop rotation or planting.
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The Little Book of Allotment Tips

Author: William Fortt

Publisher: Absolute Press

ISBN: 9781472954459

Category:

Page: 112

View: 3147

The Little Book of Allotment Tips is full of useful advice for all interested in allotment growing. Learn how to diversify and rotate what your grow, which essential tools you need and suggestions for harvesting rainwater. From finding the perfect plot of land to put every last bit of available space to good use, this is the perfect book to get you started.
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The Allotment Almanac

More Than 200 Ways to Enjoy Your Plot

Author: Matthew Appleby

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711234703

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 192

View: 5378

This book of fun and challenging monthly projects will help gardeners make the most of their allotments, so they retain interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. From blogging to beekeeping, barbecuing to keeping chickens, Matthew suggests a once-a-week project to sustain Britain's 330,000 allotment holders. This journal contains all the monthly reminders you need to grow your crops, but focuses much more on new ideas that bring enjoyment, push the boundaries, and inject a sense of originality in the proceedings. Such as bee keeping, painting, blogging, camping out, barbecuing and growing wildflowers. This book will help Britain's 330,000 allotment holders to retain their interest, keep on the right side of the allotment committee, and involve the whole family in the endeavour. The book is arranged into months from January to December, with 4 or 5 projects per month. In addition to the main projects, each month the author suggests a further ten or so timely ways to make a difference to an allotment. 50 quotes from the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Eric Morecambe, Mahatma Ghandi and Germaine Greer allow readers to keep their plot in perspective.
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The Essential Allotment Guide

How to Get the Best out of Your Plot

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716022435

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 6972

In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit. Praise for John Harrison's Vegetable Growing Month by Month: "...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand." Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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The Allotment Almanac

Author: Terry Walton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448152496

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6615

From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: An overview of the plot Things to do this month What to watch out for Key crops for the month Progress reports on all the standard veg Top variety tips Main tasks for the month Allotment Tales With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.
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RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener

Old, New, Common and Curious Vegetables to Grow and Eat

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Simon Akeroyd

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845338862

Category: Cooking (Vegetables)

Page: 224

View: 6074

RHS Vegetables for the Gourmet Gardener is an accessible guide to over 65 types of vegetable, from the obscure to the familiar. It discusses the origin, cultivation and preparation of each vegetable, along with intriguing insights into its history and uses. Practical growing tips, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as heritage and heirloom vegetables, sowing techniques and specialist garden tools. Illustrated throughout with delicate botanical watercolours and engravings and presented in an attractive cloth-effect cover, this is a book for every gardener and cook to treasure.
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Allotment Gardening

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849902216

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 7849

An allotment can be a source of abundant fresh fruit and vegetables for the home, as well as an oasis of calm for all the family to enjoy, but taking one on can be an intimidating prospect. Alan Titchmarsh makes it easy by explaining how to get the most from your plot with easy-to-follow, practical information and advice on what to grow, when to harvest and how to store your produce. * How to assess your plot and work with what you've got * Advice on layout and crop rotation * Expert guidance on care and maintenance * Directory of vegetables, fruit and herbs * Seasonal calendar of what to do when
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Grow Fruit

Author: Alan Buckingham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756663296

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 1628

Grow Fruit shows just how easy it is to - you guessed it! - grow your own fruit. You don't need a huge garden or a dedicated orchard. It's possible to get a perfectly good harvest from plants grown in containers on balconies or patios and from even the smallest of town gardens. Pick the right varieties for the conditions you've got, invest in a bit of planning and preparation, follow the instructions contained in these pages, and you can be harvesting and eating your own strawberries, plums, pears, apricots, blackberries, redcurrants, melons, and figs.
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RHS Small Garden Handbook

Making the most of your outdoor space

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1845338499

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8126

'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!
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Grow Your Own Fruit

Author: Ken Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955510106

Category: Fruit

Page: 194

View: 1782

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Your Allotment

Author: Clare Foster,Francesca Yorke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844035601

Category: Allotment gardens

Page: 176

View: 2276

Allotments are fashionable again. With a different food scare popping up in the press almost every week, people are taking control of what they eat and deciding to grow their own organic fruit and vegetables - and what better place to do this than the all
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Step-By-Step Veg Patch

Foolproof Growing for Gardeners with Little Space

Author: Lucy Halsall,Jennifer Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740339162

Category: Small gardens

Page: 256

View: 7079

Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions Growing fruits and vegetables doesn't mean having a large garden of your own - or even a garden at all. Step-by-Step Veg Patch is a brilliantly simple, comprehensive guide to making the most of your limited space. In bright photographs and artworks, this book celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a garden, patio or balcony that is precious to them. With advice on the essential tools you'll need and step-by-step, foolproof instructions, you'll be able to grow the 50 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time at all. 'At a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space, and troubleshooting tips help nip any problems in the bud. This Australianised edition has been tailored to cover the Australian climate and seasons; the sow and harvest charts are specific to Australia and favourite fruits such as citrus, passionfruit and kiwifruit feature. Help your patch reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with Step-by-Step Veg Patch.
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The RHS Allotment Handbook

The Expert Guide for Every Fruit and Veg Grower

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784721506

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5510

Written by the Royal Horticultural Society's foremost fruit and veg experts, RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner provides the lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy, edible crops for their garden. With RHS tried-and-tested varieties, this book covers what to grow, how and where to grow it. Exploring best practice growing advice, allotment life and its numerous benefits, this book also includes a month-by-month calendar of tasks to guide gardeners through the year.
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Joe's Small Garden Handbook

Author: Joe Swift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849493673

Category: Small gardens

Page: 176

View: 2918

Joe's practical and attractive ideas will enable you to create your own personal Eden. Chapters take you from the initial assessment and planning stages, to selecting suitable plants and hard materials, quick makeovers and year-round maintenance to keep your garden looking at its best. Joe reveals how to make the best of existing elements, how to conceal less pleasing aspects, and how to create privacy and the illusion of space so that you can make the very most of whatever area you have. And, throughout, Joe remains cost-conscious, aware that redesigning a garden can be an expensive endeavour.
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