Hello its Jo from Plot 76
I have a question! What are your favourite allotment, or fruit and vegetable growing books and why? Or do you find you rely on the internet for all your grow your own queries? Also how do you record what you are growing?
My favourite book at the moment is River Cottage Handbook No. 4, Veg Patch. I like it because it’s a quick go to reference guide, with un complicated instructions/explanations, great photo illustrations, and I can read it on a cramped train. Also I’ve chosen to follow the four-bed rotation as laid out in the book.
I use a notebook on the allotment to record seed sowing, planting, the weather and how things are growing. Its mud splattered, and crinkly from regularly getting wet, but its turing out to be a great record for what I’ve done.