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Your Organic Allotment Ian Spence (WRITER, BROADCASTER)

Your Organic Allotment By Ian Spence (WRITER, BROADCASTER)

Your Organic Allotment by Ian Spence (WRITER, BROADCASTER)

Condition - Very Good
7 in stock


Packed with expert advice from Garden Organic, Europe's largest organisation for organic gardeners. Includes everything you need to know to care for your allotment and grow delicious organic, chemical-free food. Coincides with the current boom in allotment gardening, intended to reach a new generation of young gardeners and enthusiasts.

Your Organic Allotment Summary

Your Organic Allotment by Ian Spence (WRITER, BROADCASTER)

Allotments have always been popular in the UK but recently their popularity has increased throughout the world. Your Organic Allotment will teach you everything you need to know to create a modern allotment and provide organic food for your family all year round. You will be guided through the decision to take an allotment, shown how to prepare and protect it and discover how to grow all kinds of vegetables, herbs and fruits. You will also learn about crop rotations, how to tackle pests and problems and when to harvest. Your Organic Allotment is the indispensable guide for anyone who wants to grow their own delicious, chemical-free food.


Ian Spence was right-hand man to BBC Gardener's World presenter Geoff Hamilton and is author of bestselling RHS title Gardening Through the Year and Garden Plants and Flowers. Location: UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Beginning and preparing. Everything you need to know about getting your allotment ready for planting. Including tools, soils, compost heaps, ponds, how to make the plot organic, digging methods. Chapter 2: Techniques and care. All about the specific techniques you need. Including staking, training, watering, feeding, companion planting. Chapter 3: The Plant Directory. A complete listing of suitable plants for your allotment. Vegetables. Detailed instructions on growing, care and harvesting for 50 vegetables including onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, pumpkins, parsnips, peppers. Fruit. How to grow apples, pears, plums, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, red and white currants, blackberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, grapes. Herbs. A variety of culinary herbs, from angelica, borage and chives, to marjoram, rosemary and sage. Troubleshooting. How to identify and deal with common weeds, pests, diseases and growing problems. The allotment year. An at-a-glance year-round guide to what to do when. Index.

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Your Organic Allotment by Ian Spence (WRITER, BROADCASTER)
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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