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For tasty, delicious fruit and veg that hasn’t travelled halfway around the world, you can’t beat home grown produce from your own allotment or vegetable patch. Here’s how to ensure your plot provides fresh, healthy food all year round.

Follow month-by-month, easy-to-follow advice on what to do on your allotment and how to do it. Pick up time saving tips and techniques on
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Dorling Kindersley (first published 2009)
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May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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A lovely resource for the novice gardener!

Most useful are the jobs for each month - it really breaks it down when it can sometimes feel like there is so much to do and learn.

I also enjoy the extra information on pests, and the gudes to building your own raised beds and compost bins etc.

Really lovely, motivating photos too.
Amy N
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super straightforward book outlining the key jobs to be done month by month for the beginner gardener. Just a tip from a friend who also has this book AND an incredibly productive allotment, it's very England-centric so if you're in Scotland, he would recommend moving things a few weeks to a month later (i.e. tasks designated for March in the book might need to happen closer to April in reality if you're in Northern Scotland). I've yet to try this in practice yet but it his results speak for the ...more
This book was a fantastic help for my first year growing and now is my go to guide for growing, jobs and guidance of what to do on my allotment.

Fab book and I recommend it to all beginners like me.
Miss RCD Foster
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really good breakdown of what to do in the allotment which I found incredibly helpful when I was first starting out. It's not a complete guide on how to do everything, but it's a valuable resource for beginner allotmenters.
Sheryl Garratt
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is possibly my most middle-aged posting ever, but.. it gave me exactly what I was looking for, which was a clear guide when to plant and when to harvest my fruit and veg, with lots of tips and information without being overwhelming. A useful reference book.
Alan Daly
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource for gardeners/allotmenters.
Gary Greenslade
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superb. I just took over an allotment and it's a daunting task. This book has helped me to decide what to grow, understand how to grow it and I've planned out my year. This book is a must have!
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Not nearly enough detail especially if someone is a beginner
Rachel Dodd
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would highly recommend this book. It's easy to read and understand, full of excellent information, advice and tips. It's my allotment Bible.
Eliza Shaw
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Decent book but you can find most of this information online e.g. on RHS
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: garden
Really useful
Ruric Amhari
Very straightforward book to growing veg, fruit and herbs in an allotment situation. Lots of great photos, text frequently borken up by lots of headings to improve readability and it's easy to skim though and find what you need.

Divided into 4 sections:

Allotment know how - assessing the site, microclimate, plot layout, making beds, crop rotation etc

Allotment calendar - bullet point list of top tasks to be done every month backed up by more detailed information of veggies available, sowing & plant
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book. Easy to follow. Love the month by month guide of what to do and plant. Plus section on diseases to refer to. Great for the beginner.
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