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Practical Allotment Gardening

A Guide to Growing Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs on Your Plot

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Practical Allotment Gardening: A Guide to Growing Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs on Your Plot by Caroline Foley
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The only way to be sure of the quality of fruit and vegetables is to grow it personally and allotments provide a perfect opportunity for producing organically-grown fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The increasing popularity of allotments is testament to a growing consumer awareness of how chemically enhanced produce in our diet adversely affects our health and well-being. This book offers practical information and tips on all aspects of allotment gardening. Beginning with the basics, the book gives advice on planning and laying out a new plot, improving the soil and sowing from seed. A comprehensive directory of vegetables, herbs and fruit gives useful information on which varieties to plant and their cultivation, while a chapter on pests and diseases gives advice on protecting plants without using chemicals. Interspersed throughout are practical projects and tips for the allotment gardener.

Author Biography

Caroline Foley is a freelance gardening writer, having written for The Guardian, Country Living and Gardens illustrated, with a gardening column in her local paper. She has taken practical gardening and garden design courses at the English Gardening School and has run her own courses on aspects of gardening. She lives in Islington, London.
Release date NZ
May 14th, 2002
Contributor
Photographs by Clive Nichols
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
120 colour photographs, 12 artworks
Imprint
New Holland Publishers Ltd
Pages
96
ISBN-13
9781859748909
Product ID
1977779

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