Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners

Allotment Gardening: An Organic Guide for Beginners

By: Susan Berger (author)Paperback

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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 advice ifrom 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 techniques ifrom feeding and mulching to saving seed and supporting plants iand how to prevent and cope with common problems. A gardener -s 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 Saut 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.

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About Author

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.


Part One n 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; Gardeneris Calendar. Part Two n A-Z of Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers: Introduction; Vegetables; Fruit; Herbs; Flowers; Troubleshooting; Useful Addresses; Main Index; Index of Recipes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1990
  • ISBN13: 9781903998540
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781903998540
  • ISBN10: 1903998549

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