The Essential Allotment Guide: How to Get the Best Out of Your Plot

The Essential Allotment Guide: How to Get the Best Out of Your Plot

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By (author) John Harrison

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  • Publisher: Right Way
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 26 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0716022125
  • ISBN 13: 9780716022121
  • Illustrations note: Line drawings
  • Sales rank: 69,129

Product description

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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John Harrison has been growing vegetables on his own allotment for many years.He uses many organic methods, working with nature rather than against it.He is passionate about the quality of our food and the ecology that supports us all on this planet.He has been a member of the Henry Doubleday Research Association (now known as Garden Organic) since 1976 and is also a member of the National Vegetable Society, currently serving as Secretary for Crewe and Nantwich District.

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An invaluable source of information. Scotland's Weekly News Britain's greatest allotment authority. -- Emma Townshend The Independent The Essential Allotment Guide is the next best thing to having a weather-beaten old gardener as a next-door neighbour. Calm, practical and endlessly resourceful, this useful manual provides advice on everything from dismantling a second-hand greenhouse...to the mysteries of making organic fertiliser. Daily Mail