Welcome to the Allotment Book.

A website dedicated to growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, both at home and on an allotment.

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Welcome to the Allotment Book.

A website dedicated to growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs, both at home and on an allotment.

Growing Guides

Allotment Starter Guides

An introduction to starting an allotment for the first time plot holder, covering how to control a new plot, essential tools, planting design, sheds, and composting.

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Plant Varieties

Browse the fruits, vegetables, and herbs you can grow. Discover the weird, wonderful, and colourful varieties available, and save your favourites as you go.

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Making No-Dig Beds

A step by step video guide on how to make no-dig beds for an allotment, including the advantages of no-dig beds, how they reduce work, and the growing cycle.

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Polytunnel Growing

A polytunnel can cost several hundred pounds, but they can make a big difference to what a gardener can grow, and deliver much better results for many heat loving plants.

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Vegetable Growing Guides

A selection of growing guides for commonly grown vegetables. The guides include information of when to plant, how to care for, harvest time, and ways to store.

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Fruit Growing Guides

Growing fruit can be less work than growing vegetables. The guides cover preparing the ground, planting and care, pruning and training, and when to harvest.

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Allotment Sheds

An introduction to the types of allotment sheds available, options for making a shed base, and things to consider when choosing an allotment shed.

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Germination Techniques

A collection of pages related to germination techniques, using heated propagators, and how to protect young plants in their early stages of growth.

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Allotment Netting

A guide to allotment netting including an introduction to bird netting, butterfly netting, insect netting, and pea and bean netting. Contains videos.

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Allotment Fruit Cages

How to make a fruit cage using materials widely available in garden centres, DIY stores, or bought online. Includes a step by step video.

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Allotment Watering Guides

A collection of pages related to watering, including collecting and storing water in water butts, drip irrigation systems, and watering tips.

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Composting Techiques

Articles related to composting techniques, including composting at the allotment, how to make homemade compost, and organic fertilisers.

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Allotment Planner

The Allotment Planner & Record Keeper is designed to help fruit and vegetable gardeners plan and record their growing successes.

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Home Coffee Shop Recipes

A collection of allotment recipes. If you like to grow your own herbs, fruit, or vegetables, these recipes are for you!

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Allotment & Garden Sheds

A selection of allotment and garden sheds with a wide range of lengths and widths, including overlap or tongue and groove panels.

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Polytunnels

A selection of polytunnels for anyone growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, or flowers at home or on an allotment. 

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Greenhouses

A selection of greenhouses with a variety of widths, lengths, and price points, making an attractive addition to a garden.

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Fruit Cages

See a wide selection of attractive steel and wooden fruit cages Don't let the birds and animals eat your harvest!

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