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The Allotment Book

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A tenancy agreement, which usually lasts for a year and is renewable, is signed by you and the owner or owner’s agent (such as a site association) and you will pay rent, which the law says must be reasonable, in advance. Advice and information on growing vegetables through the year, this book is really easy to read and easy to use too. I know that are things that I can do to help reduce the time needed so that the time I am at the allotment is the time I want to be if it is longer than the 2.

Perhaps you might like a fruit garden or cottage style with lots of flowers or you may also want to include a pond. With everything from creating a bed to an onion rack, it gives the beginner a good know how of what is needed and how. Routine skill and dexterity come with experience, and techniques are easily adapted for elderly and disabled plot-holders. No longer considered the preserve of old men in sheds, allotment gardening is currently enjoying a renaissance of interest.The old utilitarian image of allotment sites began to change as the plots were seen to be important recreational facilities for the whole family as well as vital habitats in the process of ‘greening’ our cities. They turned a fundamental urgent need to fill empty bellies into political principles of social rights and economic equality that gathered support as discontent grew.

This book is excellent, rising above the usual dutiful trek through chores and cultivars and capturing the life-expanding possibilities of a new plot.In urban areas, allotments are vital oases of open recreational space, healing places that soothe the spirit and subdue mental stress. Whilst this is evidence of success, the truth is that I have learned the hard way with failures and successes, and I am still learning today. The book works through vegetable-growing from why homegrown is better – principally taste and the carbon footprint – and how to set up an allotment, including the importance of seating and sheds, to how to choose what to grow. Beekeeping, especially urban beekeeping, is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly vital to our food supply as the general bee population declines. The aim of the allotment book is to create a comprehensive collection of resources and information to help anyone growing fruit, vegetables, or herbs at home or on an allotment.

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