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The A-Z of Allotment Vegetables

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Allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular, proving that there are growing numbers of people who want to grow their own fresh produce. Whether going organic is your passion, food miles are your pet hate or you simply want to enjoy the thrill that growing your own vegetables produces, allotment gardening has something to offer everyone. "The A-Z of Allotment Vegetables" is full of essential information on all the best known vegetable varieties, as well as numerous exotic and lesser-known ones. The main part of the book is the vegetable directory, which tells you everything you need to know about the different vegetable varieties, including information on sowing and planting, cultivation, problems, varieties, and cooking. Many of the vegetable varieties are illustrated in a special colour section, which accompanies the vegetable directory. A delightful chapter on growing for showing explains the history and traditions of exhibiting at flower shows and is followed by useful chapters on gardening techniques and pest and disease control. Packed full of information and with useful tips throughout, this book is essential reading for every allotment gardener.
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Caroline Foley is a freelance gardening writer and author, having written for The Guardian, Country Living and Gardens Illustrated, with a gardening column in her local paper. She has taken practical gardening and garden design courses at the English Gardening School. She is the author of Practical Allotment Gardening and The Allotment Handbook, also published by New Holland. She lives in Islington, London.

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