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Your organic allotment

Author: Ian Spence; Pauline Pears
Publisher: London : Gaia, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Packed with expert advice from Garden Organic, Europe's largest organisation for organic gardeners. Includes everything you need to know to care for your allotment and grow delicious organic,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Spence; Pauline Pears
ISBN: 9781856752787 185675278X
OCLC Number: 77797432
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Chapter 1: Beginning and preparing. Everything you need to know about getting your allotment ready for planting. Including tools, soils, compost heaps, ponds, how to make the plot organic, digging methods. Chapter 2: Techniques and care. All about the specific techniques you need. Including staking, training, watering, feeding, companion planting. Chapter 3: The Plant Directory. A complete listing of suitable plants for your allotment. Vegetables. Detailed instructions on growing, care and harvesting for 50 vegetables including onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, pumpkins, parsnips, peppers. Fruit. How to grow apples, pears, plums, nectarines, strawberries, raspberries, red and white currants, blackberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, grapes. Herbs. A variety of culinary herbs, from angelica, borage and chives, to marjoram, rosemary and sage. Troubleshooting. How to identify and deal with common weeds, pests, diseases and growing problems. The allotment year. An at-a-glance year-round guide to what to do when. Index.
Responsibility: Ian Spence [and] Pauline Pears.


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