Friday, 11 October 2013

GARDENING REVIEW: The Allotment Almanac - Terry Walton

Release Date: 10/10/13
Publisher:  Bantam


From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us: an overview of the plot; things to do this month; what to watch out for; key crops for the month; progress reports on all the standard veg; top variety tips; main tasks for the month; allotment; and tales. With all the charm that shone through "My Life on a Hillside" Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.


In a day and age where we find our food bills going up, any way that you can do something to help lower it, will be grabbed by people all over. In fact it, at times, feels like we’re stepping back in time to a day when a lot of the produce in your home was grown not only by your own fair hand but not far away. Yet when you’re starting, you really have to rely on help from others to get you started and a whole lot of reading to figure out what to do at what time of year to get the most from your garden.

In this book Terry brings a charming book, that has not only helpful advice but a month by month guide for your vegetable space, maximising the potential alongside variety of veggies throughout the year. Finally add to this that you not only get hard earned knowledge but presented in a clear, helpful manner all round makes this something that will be a must own title for anyone with an interest in home grown produce.

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