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Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Author : Sven Wombwell
ISBN : 9780470664483
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 74. 69 MB
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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

Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author : Sue Fisher
ISBN : 9781119977285
Genre : Gardening
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Reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet Organic Gardening For Dummies shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from an environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps the reader to plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. Organic Gardening For Dummies show readers how to: Plan out the perfect organic garden Protect wildlife and help pollinators in a garden Grow a range of organic vegetables, fruits and flowers Manage pests in an eco-friendly way

Allotment Gardening

Author : Susan Berger
ISBN : 9781903998540
Genre : Allotment gardens
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Allotment Gardening is a practical guide to growing your own fruit and vegetables organically. Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, or are new to growing their own, it is packed with advicefrom choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce. In Part One, Susan Berger discusses the basics, from tools, planning and clearing the site, to soil, crop rotation, planting and protecting plants. She also looks at design, growing techniquesfrom feeding and mulching to saving seed and supporting plantsand how to prevent and cope with common problems. A gardener­s calendar, with detailed activities for each month, completes the section. Part Two gives detailed instructions on the cultivation of individual fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs, along with recommendations for particular varieties, chosen for their flavour. Ideas for companion planting, and tips on storage and use of herbs are also included. Each fruit and vegetable entry features an easy recipe to help you make the most of your fresh produce: simple soups from pea to pumpkin, unusual ways of serving vegetables, from Frizzled Brussel Sprouts to Roasted Beetroot with Thyme; more exotic dishes, from Sauted Kohl Rabi to an earthy Ribollita; and easy recipes for puddings and jams. Illustrated with line drawings and over 30 full colour photographs, Allotment Gardening also includes a directory of organic seed suppliers and useful organizations.

Allotment Handbook

Author : Simon Akeroyd
ISBN : 9781409330530
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 47. 30 MB
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Now in PDF. The beginners' guide to growing fruit and veg Allotment Handbook has everything you need to leave the supermarket behind in favour of tastier and healthier home-grown fruit and veg. Avoid bland, pesticide-tainted produce flown in from the other side of the world and start growing your own with this reassuring guide, complete with a glossary of gardening terms and a picture gallery of common weeds. Allotment Handbook takes you through 10 steps to preparing your plot and teaches you need to know techniques such as sowing, plating, feeding, mulching, watering and weeding. Armed with the basics, you'll learn how to grow over 70 types of fruit and vegetable crops. You'll also find easy projects such as making a simple compost bin and planting a fruit tree and tips to attract wildlife along with simple, delicious ways to enjoy your produce. A handy troubleshooting section covers identifying and dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases. Whether you prefer to start small with a few herbs and veg staples or you are more ambitious and intend to feed your whole family all year round, Allotment Handbook will show you how.

The Practical Step By Step Book Of Allotment Gardening

Author : Christine Lavelle
ISBN : 0857230832
Genre : Gardening
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Everything you need to know about cultivating fruit and vegetables, from clearing and planning to planting, growing and harvesting, with plant directories and a seasonal calendar.

Allotment Gardening And Vegetables For Exhibition With Chapters On Preparation Of The Ground And Cropping

Author : G. T. Tinley
ISBN : 9781473353428
Genre : Gardening
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This vintage text contains a detailed treatise on growing vegetables in allotments. It also contains invaluable information on exhibiting vegetables, with complete instructions on the growing of leeks, shallots, onions, marrows, runner beans, tomato, French beans, asparagus, peas, and much more. Full of timeless knowledge, and containing detailed instructions and tips, this is a text that will be of considerable value to the modern grower, and makes for a worthy addition to collections of vegetable-growing literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Allotment Gardening', 'Preparation of the Ground', 'Manuring', 'Cropping', 'Fruits for Allotments', 'Monthly Operations', 'Vegetables as Food', and 'Vegetables for Exhibition'. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly rare and costly, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this work here complete with a new introduction kitchen gardening.

Growing Your Own Fruit And Veg For Dummies

Author : Geoff Stebbings
ISBN : 9781119992233
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 88. 92 MB
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Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce

Kitchen Gardening For Beginners

Author : Simon Akeroyd
ISBN : 1465409610
Genre : Gardening
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Presents a guide for growing fruits and vegetables, covering such topics as preparing a garden plot, eliminating weeds, treating pests and diseases, using mulch, and feeding plants for optimal growth.

Teach Yourself Allotment Gardening

Author : Geoff Stokes
ISBN : 0340985267
Genre : Allotment gardens
File Size : 57. 65 MB
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are you keen to get an allotment, but don't know where to start? would you like help to successfully grow your own produce? are you thinking about keeping livestock on your allotment? "teach yourself Allotment Gardening" is a new guide from the UK's leading Allotment Society, designed specifically for all those new to allotments. It will take you step-by-step through the joys of allotment gardening, right from the very first stages of finding an allotment through to keeping livestock. It is designed for both beginners and those with some experience, and has plenty of information for those who wish to involve their children and family members in their new pursuit. With a complete guide to the tools needed, the ideal crops to grow, the soil conditions, troubleshooting and plenty of legal advice, it is the most complete guide available from the country's most experienced and trusted source of allotment wisdom.

Gardening For Beginners

Author : Abigail Wheatley
ISBN : 140955015X
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Gardening is a great way for children to discover how plants grow -- and where food comes from -- by growing their own fruit and vegetables. An introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots inside, on windowsills or balconies. Gardening -- and particuarly growing your own food -- has seen a real revival in recent years, with waiting lists for allotments soaring. This is a great way to get the whole family involved, however little space you have. Includes detailed instructions on how to grow herbs, salad leaves, tomoatoes, potatoes, succulents, bulbs, beans, pumpkins, sunflowers and lots more - and even how to create your own pond! Also a great introduction to the basic principles of biology, as set out in the National Curriculum.

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