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Life on the allotment month-by-month with all this much-loved Radio 2 gardener's best tips for vegetable-gardening success.

From a gardener who has been working on his allotment for over 50 years, a brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general. Month by month Terry give us:

An overview of the plot
Things to do this month
What to watch out for
Key crops for the month
Progress reports on all the standard veg
Top variety tips
Main tasks for the month
Allotment Tales

With all the charm that shone through My Life on a Hillside Allotment, Terry takes the gardening reader by the hand and leads them through the gardening year. He is the perfect companion, giving technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.

Reviews

A great month-by-month guide of what to do as a full-time, almost self-sufficient allotmenteer... full of tips to keep on growing

Bunny Guinness, Sunday Telegraph

With all the charm that shone through in his Saga blog, Terry’s brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life takes you through the gardening year dispensing technical help, quick tips, reassurance, and plenty of entertainment along the way.

Saga

A practical month-by-month guide to allotment growing and life, written in Terry's unique and personal style. The book provides things to do this month, key crops, main tasks and top tips of varieties shot through with distilled hard-won experience of 50 years... Terry also regales readers with tales of life on his allotment to keep you entertained as well as informed.

Garden News

The perfect companion for any allotmenteer, and with Terry Walton, you can't go wrong. His friendly advice will guide you each month, with exactly what you should do on your plot.

English Garden

Plenty of Walton's colourful stories alongside solid advice borne out of his 50 years on the plot.

Grow Your Own

This super little book... for all keen gardeners, especially allotmenteers, who will appreciate the tales but also get some useful tips.

Kitchen Garden

A brilliant guide to organic vegetable growing and allotment life in general, from a gardener who has been working on his allotment for more than fifty years. ... With technical help, quick tips, reassurance and plenty of entertainment along the way.

Daily Mail

Browsing this book is like leaning comfortably on a spade and pleasurably absorbing Terry Walton’s wisdom of prepping the plot and filling the veggie box in all seasons.

The Saga Magazine

The Allotment Almanac distils all the hard-earned knowledge, anecdotes and charm that have won Terry so many fans. The result is the perfect companion, combining technical help and reassurance in a month-by-month calendar of life on his now famous plot in the Rhondda Valley.

Garden News

Packed with gardening wisdom from a lifelong gardener... It made me want to get gardening again

Welsh Country

Gardeners of any level of experience will find it charming and dippable

Morning Star

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780593070697

    October 15, 2013

    Bantam Press

    288 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook

    9781448152490

    October 14, 2013

    Transworld Digital

    288 pages

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