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The Allotment Book

The Allotment Book

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Product Information: ISBN: 9780241360002 Author: Alan Buckingham Publisher: DK Format: Hardback Pages: 352 Dimensions: 24 x 20. John served on the National Executive of the National Vegetable Society, a charity promoting the cultivation and showing of vegetables until recently and is a fellow of the society. This was a departure from John's other works being a hardback, lavishly illustrated in colour with photographs. We mainly refer to the hardcover and paperback editions, however many of these books are available in Kindle and digital download formats, which you may prefer.

All in all, a well written book, which is easy to read, crammed with information for those starting out in allotment gardening, like myself.By sharing what I have learned along the way, I hope it will help the reader's own efforts be more enjoyable and successful. These allotments may be statutory, in which case they are protected by law, or temporary sites on leased or rented land, where long-term tenancy is not guaranteed. This was most prevalent at harvest time when she made jellies, jams and chutneys, which we used throughout the winter months and which she also gave as Christmas presents to friends and family. Beekeeping, especially urban beekeeping, is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly vital to our food supply as the general bee population declines. Good luck with it, thorough mulching will make it manageable, such as a big sheet of polythene initially.

My only niggle is that while the layout has been updated with this new edition, I felt some of the advice, such as using glyphosate weedkiller, is now out-of-date. You could then move on to Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way which gives more details on sowing, planting. If you have an allotment or are an aspiring veg grower, this book series can be the seed to your success. There may also be restrictions on using hosepipes, lighting bonfires, creating ponds, planting trees or fencing the plot (especially with dangerous materials like barbed wire). Foraging can be such a fun and productive activity, but knowing what is edible and what should be avoided is really important.And, with the goodwill of most allotment-holders, help with a particular task is often only a plot away. In urban areas, allotments are vital oases of open recreational space, healing places that soothe the spirit and subdue mental stress.

As well as being released in the UK, this book was picked up by Skyhorse in the USA where it's doing very well.Getting involved Allotments do not exist in a vacuum, and sooner or later you are sure to encounter politics. Before contemplating crops and how you intend to grow them, assess the plot as a place where you would enjoy working and possibly spending a lot of leisure time.

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