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USA Best Selling Books on Allotments from Amazon USA

Plot 29: A Love Affair With Land
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Personal narrative blended with a gardener’s log-book, in Plot 29 Allan Jenkins, the Editor of Observer Food Monthly, organically weaves together memoir and memory from his childhood to the recent past


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By: Fourth Estate.   2016-04-07

Moro East
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The Clarks renew their passion for the food of Spain and the Muslim Mediterranean, but this time they find their inspiration a little closer to home, in their local garden
 
When Sam and Sam took on their very first local garden they found themselves part of a community of Turks and Cypriots who cultivate and cook an extraordinary range of ingredients, many of which are integral to the food served at Moro. This collection follows a year in the life of this community garden, reflected in recipes that are unusual without being daunting. Many of the recipes reflect everyday activities—Turkish women rolling flatbreads or clipping the young vine leaves to make dolmades, families gathering to grill kebabs on the weekend—and the spirit of the community is captured in the photographs and the dishes. The 150 imaginative and seasonal recipes include Moro favorites and new combinations such as Pigeon Smoked Duck Breast with Apples, Walnuts and Chicory; Fried Green Tomatoes with Garlic and Sweet Vinegar; and Courgette and Yoghurt Soup. This character-filled garden was bulldozed to make way for the 2012 Olympics making this a true treasure, documenting the last ever growing season for Sam and Sam and the unique men and women of Manor Garden. Includes metric measurements.
List Price: $29.95
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By: Ebury Press.   2012-04-01

Weeds: An Organic, Earth-friendly Guide to Their Identification, Use and Control
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PRAISE FOR WEEDS: "Here is a very organic look at weeds, considering them not as invading forces to be destroyed, but as indicators of soil health, green manures, an incomparable resource for wildlife, compost material and even food." – Organic Gardening "A refreshing insight into some of our least popular plants." – BBC Gardeners' World magazine "This book remains grounded in realistic, practical gardening." – The Organic Way In this earth-friendly, organic guide, John Walker’s fresh approach encourages you to see garden weeds as more than simply unwelcome invaders in your flower borders, kitchen garden, allotment, greenhouse, polytunnel, patio, courtyard, containers, lawn, path or drive. Whatever your garden’s size, Weeds will help you identify, make use of and tackle the weeds you find there. This accessible, illustrated and updated guide, with over 100 full colour photographs includes… - Information on how different weeds grow, spread and survive, and what they can actually tell you about your garden or allotment - Tips for using weeds to improve the fertility of your garden, feed your plants and encourage wildlife such as bees and other pollinators - Practical, hands-on techniques for preventing, clearing and curtailing weeds without using chemical weedkillers (herbicides) - A photographic directory to help you identify 60 common garden weeds, showing at-a-glance how easy, difficult or urgent dealing with each one is - Lists of insect-friendly plants for ‘bug banks’, and those for weed-smothering ground cover - Advice on clearing weedy ground without doing any back-breaking digging Weeds is an essential and timeless go-to reference for every gardener’s bookshelf.
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By: Earth-friendly Books.   2016-07-26

Sarah Raven's Cutting Garden Journal: Expert Advice for a Year of Beautiful Cut Flowers
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Learn how to create a plentiful and productive cutting garden by following Sarah Raven's expert advice every month of the year. From January to December, Sarah shows the best plants you should be growing, how you should be caring for them, and how you should be using them in your cut flower displays. The content will comprise: 2-4 journal pages a month; jobs for the month; flowers of the month; a cut flower project for the month, and a general feature on making, stocking and caring for your cutting garden.

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By: Frances Lincoln.   2014-10-01

Allotments (Britain's Heritage Series)
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The allotment is a much-loved part of every British city, town and village. At their height in the years around the Second World War, and increasingly neglected towards the end of the twentieth century, Allotments are now in the throes of a full-scale revival. Many allotments now have long waiting lists, and allotment keeping has become a fashionable hobby across society. This book explores the fascinating social history of the allotment from its roots in the 17th century Digger movement, through religion, protest and war, to the influence of ‘food miles’ and GM. It includes insights into quirky rules and regulations, murder and looting, and even art and opera on the allotment. Drawing on archival and contemporary material, this heavily illustrated book considers both the history and the future of the not so humble allotment.
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By: Amberley Publishing.   2017-07-01

Market Gardening
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Only recently, however, isM arket Gardening receiving the attention that it merits as a subject in which valuable instruction may be given in our schools. The purpose of this little manual is to furnish, in a condensed and usable form, information concerning methods and best practices for growing and marketing the commoner vegetables. It is designed primarily for use as an elementary text on market gardening. Methods for the propagation, preparation of the soil for, planting, cultivation, harvesting and marketing of twenty-three of the more common and hardy vegetables are considered in detail. In addition, such information is given concerning soils, fertilizers, moisture requirements, seeds, germination, the preparation and care of hot beds and the storing and packing of vegetables as is necessary to a reasonably complete understanding of the whole problem. A special chapter is devoted to the location, planning and care of home and school gardens. Growers of vegetables in a small way for the home table, as well as those engaged in market gardening on a commercial scale, it is believed, will find this a practical, reliable and handy guide. F. L. YEAW. ROSWELL, N. M. A pril, 1915.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.

Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
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By: Jackson Press.   2008-05-18

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Allotment Gardening
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How to get the most from your garden plot

An allotment can be a source of abundant fresh fruit and vegetables for the home, as well as an oasis of calm for all the family to enjoy, but taking one on can be an intimidating prospect. Alan Titchmarsh makes it easy with easy-to-follow, practical information and advice on what to grow, when to harvest, and how to store your produce. He instructs readers on how to assess a plot and work with what you've got, and provides advice on layout and crop rotation. He also provides expert guidance on care and maintenance; a directory of vegetables, fruit, and herbs; and a easonal calendar of what to do when.

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By: BBC Books.   2012-05-01

The Allotment Book: A Practical Guide to Creating and Enjoying Your Own Perfect Plot
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No longer considered the realm of old men in sheds, allotment gardening is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest. People of all ages and from all walks of life are digging their own plots in search of fresh, organic produce. Designed to both inspire the next generation of plot-holders and to provide the necessary practical knowledge, this insightful handbook unveils new eco-gardening techniques, as well as the various weird and wonderful ways people make use of their plots. A history of allotments featuring photos and interviews is also included along with tips for finding, assessing, and clearing an allotment and advice on choosing a gardening method; picking a cultivation approach; constructing sheds, compost bins, and other structures; and—of course—selecting the right crops.

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By: HarperCollins UK.   2008-02-04

The Urban Garden: How One Community Turned Idle Land into a Garden City and How You Can, Too
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Fifteen people—plus a class of first graders—tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community . . . and how they can change yours, too.
Urban Farming Handbook includes:
• Fifteen first-person stories of personal and civic transformation from a range of individuals, including farmers and community garden members, a low-income senior and a troubled teen, a foodie, a food bank officer, and many more
• Seven in-depth “How It Works” sections on student farms, community gardens, community-supported agriculture (CSA), community education, farm work therapy, community outreach, and more
• Detailed information on dozens of additional resources from relevant books and websites to government programs and national nonprofit organizations
• Seventy full-color photographs showing a diverse local food community at home, work, and play

Read Urban Farming Handbook to learn how people like you, with busy lives like yours, can and do enjoy the many benefits of local food without having to become full-time organic farmers. Gain the information you need to organize or get involved in your own “growing community” anywhere across the country and around the world.
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By: Skyhorse Publishing.   2014-10-21

Our Plot
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Cleve West is one of Britain's top garden designers, with six RHS gold medals to his name and a high profile Daily Telegraph sponsored garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2011. He is also a true allotmenteer, heading off to his plot whenever he can to get his hands dirty, find peace and contemplate life and nature. His book is a joy to read, humorous and humble, full of practical commonsense, and a belief in the values of community and sustainable living. There is plenty of advice here for plot holders - often of the what-not-to-do sort and written from sorry experience - and plenty of inspiration too in the creative ways that Cleve and his partner Christine make the most of their plot and enjoy the company of their fellow allotmenteers. There are easy to follow sections on Vegetables and Herbs, Flowers and Fruit, with recipes and troubleshooting tips as well as chapters on Community, Creativity and Children. Amply illustrated with Cleve's own beautiful photographs, fantastical drawings by Cleve and Christine and shots of the two of them at work taken by Cleve's cousin the garden photographer Derek St Romaine, Our Plot is also a visual cornucopia. To watch a video of the launch of Our Plot click here
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By: Frances Lincoln.   2011-10-01


 

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