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
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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.

Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe


Author: Simon Bell,Runrid Fox-Kämper,Nazila Keshavarz,Mary Benson,Silvio Caputo,Susan Noori,Annette Voigt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317415647
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
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Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of the various features, benefits and values associated with urban allotment gardening in Europe. The book is based on a European COST Action project, which brings together researchers and practitioners from all over Europe for the first detailed exploration of the subject on a continent-wide scale. It assesses the policy, planning and design aspects, as well as the social and ecological benefits of urban allotment gardening. Through an examination of the wide range of different traditions and practices across Europe, it brings together the most recent research to discuss the latest evolutions of urban allotment gardening and to help raise awareness and fill knowledge gaps. The book provides a multidisciplinary perspective, including insights from horticulture and soil science, ecology, sociology, urban geography, landscape, planning and design. The themes are underpinned by case studies from a number of European countries which supply a wide range of examples to illustrate different key issues.

Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces


Author: John Harrison
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0716022575
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 7754

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Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table. • Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation • Make the most of your containers and growbags • Find out about dwarf fruit varieties • Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice • Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues

The Cottage Gardener

Or Amateur and Cottager's Guide to Out-door Gardening and Spade Cultivation
Author: George William Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
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101 Ideas for Veg from Small Spaces

Get Tasty Crops from the Tiniest of Plots
Author: Jane Moore
Publisher: BBC Books
ISBN: 9781846077326
Category: Vegetable gardening
Page: 216
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What can be more convenient than being able to nip into the garden to pick some salad for lunch, some herbs for the pot or some fresh veg or fruit for dinner? Nothing beats the flavour of home-grown produce, or, in these days of additives and preservatives, the reassurance of knowing what is in your food. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need an enormous garden, or a dedicated spot within it to grow your own, nor do you need to join the mammoth waiting lists for a local allotment; all you need is a window ledge, some steps, a patio, some wall space or even some gaps in your flower borders. In this handy book the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will give you loads of tips on how to get started if you've never grown fruit or vegetables before, suggest some fun and practical ways you can grow your favourite crops in a limited space or small garden, and tell you how to get the best from what you grow. Growing your own has never been more popular or more simple, and in this essential little guide, packed with inspirational ideas and advice from Gardeners' World Magazine, everyone can get in on the act. So what's stopping you now? Go on, grow your own grub!

Greenhouse Gardening

A Beginners Guide to Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Long
Author: Jason Johns
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539126195
Category: Greenhouses
Page: 158
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"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosign the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!