Allotment Gardening
An Organic Guide for Beginners

By Susan Berger

Allotment Gardening
Paperback, 144 pages £9.95
Published: 25th May 2005
ISBN: 9781903998540
Format: 234mm x 156mm

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Published: 25th May 2005
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ISBN: 9781907448232
Category: Allotments, GARDENING, COMPOSTING & AGRICULTURE

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 adviceГіfrom 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 techniquesГіfrom feeding and mulching to saving seed and supporting plantsГіand how to prevent and cope with common problems. A gardenerГ­s 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 SautГ€ed 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.

Aimed at those who have not had an allotment before, Allotment Gardening is packed with advice: from choosing and planning your allotment through to harvesting and storing your produce. Part One covers: tools; planning and clearing the site; soil, crop rotation; planting and protecting plants; design; growing techniques; common problems; gardener’s calendar. Part Two includes and A-Z of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers; companion planting; storage tips; directory of organic seed suppliers; useful organizations. Each fruit and vegetable entry features easy recipes, such as Pumpkin Soup, Frizzled Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Beetroot with Thyme, Sauteed Kohlrabi, Ribollita, Blackcurrant Sorbet and Rhubarb Jam.

Part One ñ Getting Started: Intoduction; :Tools of the Trade; Planning the Site; Crop Rotation; Clearing the Ground; Soil Types; Improving the Soil; Sowing and Planting; Protecting your Plants; Design; Cultivation; Harvesting and Storing; Gardenerís Calendar.
Part Two ñ A-Z of Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers: Introduction; Vegetables; Fruit; Herbs; Flowers; Troubleshooting; Useful Addresses; Main Index; Index of Recipes.

Susan Berger

Susan Berger trained at the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden. She runs a successful garden design company, and her garden has been featured in The Sunday Times, Gardens Illustrated and Marie Claire Maison.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781903998540
Format: 234mm x 156mm
16 colour illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781907448225
Format: PDF
16 colour illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781907448232
Format: EPUB
16 colour illustrations

BIC Code: WMQF
BISAC Code:  GAR016000
Imprint: Green Books


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