Welcome to the Allotment Book

A website dedicated to growing fruit and vegetables at home.

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Growing Resources

Month by month growing guides.

What To Grow

Explore vegetables, fruit, & herbs.

Allotment Recipes

Fruit and vegetable recipes.

Starter Guides

Free guides for the first time grower.

Shop

Planning tools, equipment, and gifts.

Videos

The latest growing and recipe videos.

The frost decorating the plants next to the river Thames. ...

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A late (and final) harvest coming home from the plot. All the plants are dug up now, making these the last squash and courgettes to come home.

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These are flower cuttings to protect by storing in the polytunnel overwinter. Sometimes I need to take cuttings from the cuttings in spring as the original cuttings don’t look so good. It’s one of those jobs I like to get done to avoid starting from scratch each year and needing to buy new plants.

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A Crazy Love dahlia flower freshly watered from the persistent rain yesterday. I enjoy dahlias at this time of year and how they provide colour until the first frosts.

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Whilst the leaves of the courgettes plants are past their best, the courgettes themselves are still forming. This picking went into making a recipe from Spain called pisto … a delicious courgette stew served with a poached egg topping.

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Freshly dug potatoes from one plant. The variety is picasso, related to cara. The first plant I dug up was not so great with holes in them from a pest, but the plants in the middle of the row are looking much better. Their flavour is great when roasted!

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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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Planting Month By Month

Month by month planting guides for growing at home or on an allotment, including fruit, vegetables, herbs, and links to varieties.

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Harvest Month By Month

A month by month harvesting guide to avoid a glut of homegrown food in any month, or a period when nothing is available.

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Fruit Growing Guides

Reference guides on growing fruit in UK gardens and allotments, including planting, harvesting, and growing tips.

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Vegetable Growing Guides

Reference guides containing key information on growing vegetables, including planting, care, harvesting, and varieties.

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Growing Vegetables In Pots

A guide to growing vegetables in pots, including pot sizes, watering, pest control, growing media, and suggested varieties.

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Vegetable Varieties

Explore the wide range of vegetables that can be grown in the UK. Explore varieties, save your favourites, and create your growing plan.

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Fruit Varieties

Discover all the different types of fruit that can grow in the UK. Explore varieties, save your favourites, and create your growing plan.

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Herb Varieties

Herbs are an excellent addition to a kitchen garden, providing interesting flavours in the kitchen, interesting flowers and scent, and loved by beneficial insects.

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Vegetable Recipes

Recipes showing how British grown vegetables can be transformed into wonderful snacks and starters.

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Fruit Recipes

Simple, declicious, and wonderful desserts made from fruit that can be grown in the UK.

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Soup Recipes

Homemade soup is an easy and enjoyable way of eating vegetables and makes nutritious meals.

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Hot & Cold Drinks

Yummy vitamin packed cold drinks and a selection of hot drinks to enjoy at home.

Hot & Cold Drinks

Sweet Treats

Indulgent treats for all ages. The emphasis is on enjoyment, with a hint of British grown ingredients.

Sweet treat recipes

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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Raised Beds

A selection of raised beds to suit allotment, garden, or patio growing. The beds come in a range of wood finishes, lengths, and widths.

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Growhouses & Coldframes

A selection of growhouses and coldframes. Ideal for protecting frost senstive plants in spring, and heat loving plants in summer.

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