Allotment Gardening For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470664487
  • ISBN-13: 9780470664483
  • DDC: 635
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether youre 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!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Publisher's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening.
3: Discovering What Allotments Are All About.
4: Getting Hold of an Allotment.
5: Preparing for Allotment Success.
6: Getting Started.
7: Deciding What to Grow and When.
8: Preparing Your Plot.
9: Keeping Your Soil Healthy.
10: Keeping Your Plants Healthy.
11: Growing Organic.
12: Growing Your Favourite Vegetables.
13: Going Underground with Root Vegetables.
14: Exploring More Root Vegetables.
15: Bringing Home the Brassicas.
16: Growing Wholesome Herbs.
17: Cultivating Everyday Essentials.
18: Growing Leafy Greens.
19: Planting Beans, Peas and Other Odds and Pods.
20: Growing More Unusual Veg.
21: Extending Your Allotment Repertoire.
22: Growing Fruitful Fruit.
23: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment.
24: Getting the Most out of Your Allotment.
25: Involving Children on the Allotment.
26: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society.
27: Entering the World of Giants.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid.
30: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment.