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Allotment Gardening For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-68641-6
456 pages
January 2012
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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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening 7

Chapter 1: Discovering What Allotments Are All About 9

Chapter 2: Getting Hold of an Allotment 17

Part II: Preparing for Allotment Success 25

Chapter 3: Getting Started 27

Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow and When 43

Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot 57

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy 77

Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 97

Chapter 8: Growing Organic 125

Part III: Growing Your Favourite Vegetables 139

Chapter 9: Going Underground with Root Vegetables 141

Chapter 10: Exploring More Root Vegetables 161

Chapter 11: Bringing Home the Brassicas 175

Chapter 12: Growing Wholesome Herbs 195

Chapter 13: Cultivating Everyday Essentials 215

Chapter 14: Growing Leafy Greens 245

Chapter 15: Planting Beans, Peas and Other Odds and Pods 265

Chapter 16: Growing More Unusual Veg 285

Part IV: Extending Your Allotment Repertoire 307

Chapter 17: Growing Fruitful Fruit 309

Chapter 18: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment 339

Part V: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment 355

Chapter 19: Involving Children on the Allotment 357

Chapter 20: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society 371

Chapter 21: Entering the World of Giants 379

Part VI: The Part of Tens 395

Chapter 22: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid 397

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment 405

Index 411

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Author Information

Sven Wombwell is a garden and allotment expert. He starred in BBC1's Garden Invaders series, presenting with Charlie Dimmock, and has featured on GMTV, This Morning and UKTV Style Gardens, amongst other programmes. Alongside his media commitments, Sven designs gardens around the globe.

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