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Allotment Month By Month by Alan Buckingham (Hardback) ISBN: 9780241360002

Allotment Month By Month by Alan Buckingham (Hardback) ISBN: 9780241360002

A new edition of the bestselling guide to making the most of your allotment, with seasonal advice, essential to-do lists, and more than 60 fruit and vegetable crop planners.

Grow fresh, seasonal produce in your allotment or kitchen garden all year round with the bestselling guide from Alan Buckingham. Allotment Month by Month takes the uncertainty out of your harvest with clear, reliable gardening advice for every month of the year.

In-depth crop planners show you when to sow and how to cultivate more than 60 herbs, fruit, and vegetables, including kale, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, and apples. Month-by-month alerts help you guard against the season's garden pests and diseases to ensure a top-quality harvest. Prioritise key garden tasks, learn crop rotation techniques, and try step-by-step garden projects, such as sowing peas in guttering and making your own compost bin.

This new edition has updated recommendations for the best varieties to grow and all the latest advice on pesticide use. Ideal for both urban gardeners and seasoned allotment owners, or as self-purchase or gift for first-time vegetable growers, Allotment Month by Month has everything you need to know to make the most of your plot.


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Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Illustrated and Annotated Edition (Paperback) ISBN: 9781454932871

Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Illustrated and Annotated Edition (Paperback) ISBN: 9781454932871

For over 360 years, this historic and definitive guide to herbal remedies written by 17th-century English botanist and physician Nicholas Culpeper has been the book to turn to for anyone interested in using herbs. It provides advice on gathering, drying and conserving herbs to get the most out of them. This beautifully illustrated edition, edited and with new commentary by an acclaimed US herbalist and bestselling author, combines the charm and information of Culpeper s original 17th-century text with up-to-date, modern, practical usage. It includes details about where each herb can be found, its flowering time, astrology and medicinal benefits.


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The Garden Farmer by Francine Raymend (Hardback) ISBN: 9781910931325

The Garden Farmer by Francine Raymend (Hardback) ISBN: 9781910931325

'A lavish monthly guide to getting the most from your garden' Daily Mail

A punnet of plums from your tree, a handful of gooseberries; home-grown nuts and herbs, and a few freshly laid eggs from your hens – all enjoyed in your own small plot. What could be more satisfying?

The Garden Farmer is an evocative journal and monthly guide to getting the most out of your garden throughout the year. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for inspiration, or just starting out and wanting to rediscover and reclaim your patch of earth, Sunday Telegraph garden-columnist Francine Raymond lays the groundwork for a bountiful year of garden farming.

Maybe you would like to get outside more, grow a few essential vegetables, some fruit trees or bushes for preserving, and create a scented kitchen garden to provide for you year round. Or perhaps you will raise a small flock of ducks or geese, or even a couple of pigs? Could this be the year you decorate your home with nature’s adornments, encourage wildlife back to pollinate your trees and plants, and spend celebratory hours in a haven of your own creation?

Each chapter of The Garden Farmer offers insight into the topics and projects you might be contemplating that month, along with planting notes and timely advice, and a recipe that honours the fruits of your labour. With just a little effort and planning, every garden can be tended in tune with nature, and every gardener can enjoy a host of seasonal delights from their own soil.

Keep up-to-date with Francine's gardening adventures on her blog at kitchen-garden-hens.co.uk.


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Herbarium by Caz Hildebrand (Hardback) ISBN: 9780500518939

Herbarium by Caz Hildebrand (Hardback) ISBN: 9780500518939

Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes pieces on how to grow and keep herbs, seasonality and a map showing where our herbs are grown.
A contemporary evolution of the traditional herbarium, presented in a fresh way for a younger audience and a new generation of cooks, Herbarium will expand readers’ knowledge, improve culinary skills and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.


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Herbs & Flowers: Plant, Grow, Eat  by Pip McCormac (Hardback) ISBN: 9781849499392

Herbs & Flowers: Plant, Grow, Eat by Pip McCormac (Hardback) ISBN: 9781849499392

Herbs & Flowers is a simple yet practical growing guide for 32 herbs and edible flowers. The book contains specific instructions for when, where and how to plant each herb and flower and also includes handy information on when to pick them and what to plant them with. The beauty of this book is that these edible plants can be grown in even the smallest of spaces, which makes Herbs & Flowers the perfect gift for any kitchen-shelf-herbs-growers or urban gardeners.The herbs and flowers featured include chive, dill, sage, mint, lavender, coriander, mustard, borage, jasmine, tarragon, thyme, lilac, sorrel, oregano, pansy, geranium, lemon balm and more.


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Root To Bloom by Mat Pember and Jocelyn Cross (Hardback) ISBN: 9781743793442

Root To Bloom by Mat Pember and Jocelyn Cross (Hardback) ISBN: 9781743793442

Root to Bloom equips readers with the knowledge and tools to grow, eat and celebrate every edible part of the plant, root to bloom (just as the nose-to-tail movement has recast people's understanding and appreciation of meat).

The book explores the lesser-used parts of plants that are often snubbed in favour of the produce we've come to expect. It includes comprehensive profiles of 35 edible plants (from coriander and onion to sweet potato), covering all the parts you can eat, including leaves, flowers and roots. It is full of expert advice on ideal growing conditions, the nutrition level of the parts and how to prepare and preserve them for the table. Inventive recipes are provided for all (such as Japanese pickled sweet ginger, pickled nasturtium pods, and broccoli leaf coleslaw).

In addition, the book features six breakout sections on key related topics: medicinal; herbicides; skin care; weeds/foraging; the orchard; and preserving flowers. This is a timely book for gardeners and environmentally aware cooks.


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Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month by Huw Richards (Hardback) ISBN: 9780241376522

Veg in One Bed: How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month by Huw Richards (Hardback) ISBN: 9780241376522

In just one raised bed, greenfingered wunderkind Huw Richards shows you how to grow vegetables easily, organically, abundantly and inexpensively so you have something to harvest every month of the year.

Month by month, discover what you need to do and how to do it. Try it in your allotment, a small garden, or even on a roof terrace.

Everything is explained in clear, photographed steps: building your bed, growing from seed, planting, feeding, and harvesting. Huw shows how to guarantee early success by starting off young plants on a windowsill. He suggests what to grow in each part of the bed, and provides alternative vegetables to swap in or out depending on what you like eating. No-dig gardening methods remove most of the back-breaking work, too.

Veg in One Bed goes beyond the inspiring demonstrations on his YouTube channel Huw's Nursery. In this book he organises all his ideas and suggestions into a blueprint for growing your own vegetables month by month. Little growing experience? Only a small space? No matter - with Veg in One Bed, you can still eat food you have grown all through the year.


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