The complete introduction to acquiring an allotment and getting the most from it, by the bestselling author of Vegetable Growing Month-by-Month.
In recent years allotments have grown in popularity with demand far outstripping supply. John Harrison shows how to improve your chances of getting an allotment and move up the waiting list. In this all-encompassing guide, he also advises on clearing an allotment, planning what to grow and how, building compost bins, using raised beds - plus detailed instructions on growing the best vegetables and fruit.
Praise for John Harrison's Vegetable Growing Month by Month:
"...solid words of advice, written in a way that everyone will understand."
Medwyn Williams, Chairman of the National Vegetable Society and member of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society.
An invaluable source of information. - Scotland's Weekly News
Britain's greatest allotment authority. - The Independent
The Essential Allotment Guide is the next best thing to having a weather-beaten old gardener as a next-door neighbour. Calm, practical and endlessly resourceful, this useful manual provides advice on everything from dismantling a second-hand greenhouse...to the mysteries of making organic fertiliser. - Daily Mail