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A community spirit and the simple joy of eating your own produce are some of the rewards for the allotment gardener. This book provides what 'allotmenter' needs to know, from guiding your search and helping negotiate the application process, to planning, necessary equipment and the best cultivation methods.
Shows you how to create borders that burst with colour and variety, with depth, structure, staying power and adaptability. Covers design, conditions and aspect, choosing your plants, preparing, growing and maintaining. Written in a clear, accessible style, with helpful checklists and tips, and beautiful illustration.
Opening with the persuasive case for growing your own vegetables - from reducing your carbon footprint to improving your health and bank balance - this book goes on to present concise instructions on how to cultivate a successful and satisfying vegetable garden, ending with a comprehensive directory of vegetables.