No longer considered the realm of old men in sheds, allotment gardening is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest. People of all ages and from all walks of life are digging their own plots in search of fresh, organic produce. Designed to both inspire the next generation of plot-holders and to provide the necessary practical knowledge, this insightful handbook unveils new eco-gardening techniques, as well as the various weird and wonderful ways people make use of their plots. A history of allotments featuring photos and interviews is also included along with tips for finding, assessing, and clearing an allotment and advice on choosing a gardening method; picking a cultivation approach; constructing sheds, compost bins, and other structures; and—of course—selecting the right crops.
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Andi Clevely has been a working gardener for more than 35 years and has written more than 20 gardening books, including The Allotment Seasonal Planner and The Kitchen Garden Month-by-Month.Review:
'It is full of colourful and relevant illustrations...The content is packed with excellent down-to-earth advice. Andy Clevely captures the essence of the allotment, showing how it is a relaxing a socialble way to garden. The Allotment Book is a must for the bookshelf.' - The Garden magazine'This is an excellent book.' - The Telegraph'It's the ultimate guide to a bumper harvest.' - Sunday Magazine'Clear and concise, it will take pride of place in your garden shed.' - Daily Mail`This book testifies the new vibrancy of allotment culture, and provides all the knowledge needed to turn a patch of soil into a lifelong adventure.' - The Northern Echo`This is a book you'll want to return to again and again.' - Garden Answers`This book is excellent, rising above the usual dutiful trek through chores and cultivars and capturing the life-expanding possibilities of a new plot.' - Optima Magazine
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Book Description Collins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000720759X
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk000720759X
Book Description Collins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000720759X