I have bought and wasted money on many gardening books over the years, as well as using up much precious time and energy seeking advice on how to have a successful allotment (all of which was so conflicting that it left me in utter confusion as what was actually the right and best thing to do). From keen gardeners and other allotment holders to books written by 'doctors of botany' and horticultural specialists alike... i tried them all... until i reached the point of total frustration and nearly lost all hope of ever successfully growing anything. If i had stuck with comon sense and intuition, at the beginning - which wasn't so much a sixth sense of what to do but a simple observance gained from experience and making all the usual mistakes - i would have fared much better and that's what this book is all about. Bringing us back to that simplistic, sound reasoning and common-sense, much needed for managing a successful allotment or vegetable garden. In my opnion, the only real route to success, productivity and most of all ENJOYMENT and SENSE OF SATISFACTION from growing your own food! Simple, well set-out chapters for easy-reading; covering all you need to know from choosing, planning, building, planting, growing, managing, storing and eating the 'fruit of your labours.' This has become my all-time, one and only, allotment 'Bible' and i refer to it often. It is so well-written that any advice is easy to remember and get to grips with and so i heartily recommend it to EVERYONE... from young and old, to experienced and inexperienced alike. Written by two sympathetic allotment holders, both experienced in horticulture; there is something for everyone in this book.