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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

Garden Profits Made Easy: How to make money from your garden even if you don’t have a garden and know nothing about gardening
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Garden Profits Made Easy: How to make money from your garden even if you don’t have a garden and know nothing about gardening is written by gardening expert Dr. Judith Lawlor, a grower and published garden writer with over 30 years of horticultural experience and knowledge. The book is packed with practical, tried and tested information, hints, tips and ideas that will enable you to profit from the current gardening boom. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience of gardening, nor do you even need a garden. A small backyard, patio or allotment will do. And it doesn’t have to cost much money to get started. A small budget for tools, seeds and other supplies is sufficient. Here are just a few things you’ll discover: How you can make money from gardening - even if you don’t have a garden, know nothing about gardening and don’t have much money to get started.. What you need to consider before you get started. The minimum amount of tools you’ll need to get going. How to quickly and easily research the market - and why it’s vital for your success. What to grow for the most profit - and what you should avoid. Where and how to find your first customers for your produce. How to present, market and sell what you grow to make the most profit How to establish repeat business so that your customers keep coming back for more. Useful addresses and sources of information . . . and much, much more. Garden Profits Made Easy also contains specific and detailed information on 12 different money making projects to get you started. These projects are all highly enjoyable, easy to operate and specially chosen as suitable projects for you to make good money. These projects will enable you to start making money almost immediately. In fact if you choose to set up more than one project you could be producing multiple income streams in a very short time. By starting NOW you could be BANKING YOUR FIRST PROFITS in a few short weeks. And because gardening is so popular and such big business, there is no shortage of good opportunities to make money from your garden. So whether you’re interested in generating a healthy extra income in addition to your normal job, or need a profitable part-time enterprise to fit around other commitments, or want to create your own highly lucrative full-time business, you’ll find Garden Profits Made Easy: How to make money from your garden even if you don’t have a garden and know nothing about gardening an invaluable guide. Use the ‘Look Inside’ feature to view the book contents and don’t forget you can download a FREE sample of Garden Profits Made Easy: How to make money from your garden even if you don’t have a garden and know nothing about gardening before you buy.
List Price: $9.97
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By: Independently published.   2017-02-03

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.
List Price: $20.00
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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

The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round
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The resurgence in home food production has generated a dramatic increase of interest in growing under cover. The season is far longer (year-round for salads and some vegetables) and you can grow exciting fruit and vegetables that aren't viable outdoors. Thanks to the polytunnel, covered growing is now available to all. And sales of polytunnels are burgeoning, as gardeners and allotment-holders realize that they could be growing more food (and more exotic food) on a smaller plot, whatever the weather outside is doing. The Polytunnel Book is the first comprehensive, practical illustrated guide to polytunnel gardening, for both beginners and experienced gardeners.
List Price: $24.95
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By: Frances Lincoln.   2011-03-01

The Working Man's Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919
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With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows, the small-garden movement, which gained impetus in the nineteenth century as rural workers crowded into industrial cities, was for a long time primarily a repository of ideas concerning social reform, hygienic improvement, and class mobility. Complementing efforts by worker cooperatives, unions, and social legislation, the provision of small garden plots offered some relief from bleak urban living conditions. Urban planners often thought of such gardens as a way to insert "lungs" into a city.

Standing at the intersection of a number of disciplines--including landscape studies, horticulture, and urban history-- The Working Man’s Green Space focuses on the development of allotment gardens in European countries in the nearly half-century between the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, when the French Third Republic, the German Empire, and the late Victorian era in England saw the development of unprecedented measures to improve the lot of the "laboring classes." Nilsen shows how community gardening is inscribed within a social contract that differs from country to country, but how there is also an underlying aesthetic and social significance to these gardens that transcends national borders.

List Price: $39.50
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By: University of Virginia Press.   2014-02-21

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.

List Price: $15.95
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By: BBC Books.   2012-05-01

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

Growing Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit: A Step-By-Step Guide To Kitchen And Allotment Gardening With 1400 Photographs
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Practical advice on growing your own produce whether you have a large garden, allotment or a container, from planning and planting to cultivation and cropping.
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By: Lorenz Books.   2015-10-07


 

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