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Allotment books: minding my peas and cucumbers

I was given a gardening book by a dear friend and within weeks received another by the same author from another friend.

Funny how that works.

I read when I’m poorly.

It’s a different kind of book and I like it.

Kay Sexton has mingled practical gardening advice with stories of allotment life, recipes and great tips of a realistic nature.

It’s easy reading too. She makes a point of trying to fill a gap in the market between fully focussed gardening books and allotment books.

Often I’ve found like her that these don’t talk about how to achieve anything. They are full of specific vegetables and what to do to grow them but have far less info about real allotment situations.

Her book has the realities and idiosyncrasies of allotment life nailed down.

Kay’s allotment experience is wide ranging. She has shared and owned plots in many different situations.

I’m not too keen on digging mine as much as her and some of her ideas are things I’ve already learned the hard way but even after eight years on our plot, I picked up some great tips.

Stealth ways to get people eating radishes were useful in particular.

It’s avery humorous and informative book.

The story of Bert’s watermelons is brilliant!

And don’t forget I have the second to read next.


Could be great stocking fillers!


2 comments on “Allotment books: minding my peas and cucumbers

  1. digginwivdebb
    December 22, 2014

    I too have read this book and found it really funny yet very informative.

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