Classic Allotment

Classic Allotment

by Gordon horburn

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Overview

Allotments are enjoying a renewed popularity because people want to know exactly what they’re eating, save money, eat seasonally and save on carbon footprints. As well as men, more and more women are taking up the challenge to create their own sustainable food source with allotments, as well as experiencing the enjoyment of seeing things grow, not just fruit and vegetables, but also flowers. As well as potatoes and sunflowers, exotic plants such as ginger and pak choi are being grown and people are running businesses from their allotment produce, tapping into the locally-sourced, seasonal food market. Gordon Thorburn shows how to make the best from your allotment or even a veg patch with tips on natural bug deterrents, companion planting (save your cabbages by planting marigolds amongst them) and a handy seasonal planner, as well as must-try recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844689125
Publisher: Remember When
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Gordon Thorburn is the author of the best-selling 'Men and Sheds'.

For Remember When he has authored "Pocket Guide to Pubs and their Histories", 'The Classic Allotment' and 'The Classic Herb Garden'.

Other books have included 'Cassius, the true story of a courageous police dog', and 'No Need To Die'; about American volunteers in RAF Bomber Command in WW2.

Gordon lives in North Walsham, Norfolk.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Why do it? 11

2 And So, To Begin 35

3 Veg by Veg and Fruit by Fruit 49

4 Cultivating and Fertilising the Ground ... and Other Matters 131

5 Chick-Chick-Chick-Chick-Chicken 148

6 Allotments Throughout the Year 155

7 You are what you Grow 175

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