The Essential Allotment Guide

How to Get the Best out of Your Plot

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716022435

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 4106

In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit. Praise for John Harrison's Vegetable Growing Month by Month: "...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand." Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe

Author: Simon Bell,Runrid Fox-Kämper,Nazila Keshavarz,Mary Benson,Silvio Caputo,Susan Noori,Annette Voigt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415639

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 2414

Although urban allotment gardening dates back to the nineteenth century, it has recently undergone a renaissance of interest and popularity. This is the result of greater concern over urban greenspace, food security and quality of life. This book presents a comprehensive, research-based overview of the various features, benefits and values associated with urban allotment gardening in Europe. The book is based on a European COST Action project, which brings together researchers and practitioners from all over Europe for the first detailed exploration of the subject on a continent-wide scale. It assesses the policy, planning and design aspects, as well as the social and ecological benefits of urban allotment gardening. Through an examination of the wide range of different traditions and practices across Europe, it brings together the most recent research to discuss the latest evolutions of urban allotment gardening and to help raise awareness and fill knowledge gaps. The book provides a multidisciplinary perspective, including insights from horticulture and soil science, ecology, sociology, urban geography, landscape, planning and design. The themes are underpinned by case studies from a number of European countries which supply a wide range of examples to illustrate different key issues.

Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Growing in Small Spaces

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716022575

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 8764

Whatever the size of your garden - whether it's a tiny patio or even if you only have a windowbox available - John Harrison can help you to grow fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, runner beans and much more to provide delicious food for your table. • Discover which are the easiest vegetables and fruit to grow in your particular situation • Make the most of your containers and growbags • Find out about dwarf fruit varieties • Benefit from John's practical experience and his no-nonsense advice • Enjoy the taste of homegrown produce, free of chemical residues

The Garden

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 7447


Garden Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 4198


101 Ideas for Veg from Small Spaces

Get Tasty Crops from the Tiniest of Plots

Author: Jane Moore

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781846077326

Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 216

View: 8118

What can be more convenient than being able to nip into the garden to pick some salad for lunch, some herbs for the pot or some fresh veg or fruit for dinner? Nothing beats the flavour of home-grown produce, or, in these days of additives and preservatives, the reassurance of knowing what is in your food. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need an enormous garden, or a dedicated spot within it to grow your own, nor do you need to join the mammoth waiting lists for a local allotment; all you need is a window ledge, some steps, a patio, some wall space or even some gaps in your flower borders. In this handy book the team at Gardeners' World Magazine will give you loads of tips on how to get started if you've never grown fruit or vegetables before, suggest some fun and practical ways you can grow your favourite crops in a limited space or small garden, and tell you how to get the best from what you grow. Growing your own has never been more popular or more simple, and in this essential little guide, packed with inspirational ideas and advice from Gardeners' World Magazine, everyone can get in on the act. So what's stopping you now? Go on, grow your own grub!

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

View: 7590

Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.