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Allotment Gardening For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-68641-6
Paperback
456 pages
January 2012
US $27.95 Add to Cart

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening 7

Chapter 1: Discovering What Allotments Are All About 9

Chapter 2: Getting Hold of an Allotment 17

Part II: Preparing for Allotment Success 25

Chapter 3: Getting Started 27

Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow and When 43

Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot 57

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy 77

Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy 97

Chapter 8: Growing Organic 125

Part III: Growing Your Favourite Vegetables 139

Chapter 9: Going Underground with Root Vegetables 141

Chapter 10: Exploring More Root Vegetables 161

Chapter 11: Bringing Home the Brassicas 175

Chapter 12: Growing Wholesome Herbs 195

Chapter 13: Cultivating Everyday Essentials 215

Chapter 14: Growing Leafy Greens 245

Chapter 15: Planting Beans, Peas and Other Odds and Pods 265

Chapter 16: Growing More Unusual Veg 285

Part IV: Extending Your Allotment Repertoire 307

Chapter 17: Growing Fruitful Fruit 309

Chapter 18: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment 339

Part V: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment 355

Chapter 19: Involving Children on the Allotment 357

Chapter 20: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society 371

Chapter 21: Entering the World of Giants 379

Part VI: The Part of Tens 395

Chapter 22: Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid 397

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment 405

Index 411

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