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The Allotment Diaries: A Year of Potting, Plotting and Feasting
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2013
This book astonished me with not only a yearly look at the allotment, but fantastic recycling ideas and the most wonderful got to try recipes.

Whether fully accomplished Allotment holder or you're just starting out, this is the book to have in your library as I'm sure you will not only enjoy the read, but use it for references too. If for none of the above reasons grab you I'm pretty sure the recipes will.

Obviously written by a highly knowledgable lady.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 December 2013
This is a delightful little book on allotments. Sexton has written a book that has monthly tasks, foods to harvest, seeds to sow and a recipe for a seasonal food every month. For me the most interesting part was the select diary entries that begin each chapter. These are about the people and characters that she chats and interacts with on her allotment and a slightly plant mad friend who she sees on a regular basis. She is a little bit of a plant addict, and always seems to end up buying far more plants and seeds than she really needs. There is a melancholy bit when a resident who has her grandfathers plot decides to leave, but they are a charming set of anecdotes.

Worth reading if you are considering getting an allotment.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2013
Enjoyed this book very much, in fact so much so I didn't want it to end. Good mix of storied, tips and recipes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2013
Already passed it to friends, both of whom are keen gardeners. I shall look out for more by this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2013
I sent this to my daughter in Hong Kong where she has an allotment. She has already been delighted with it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2013
Not much more to say as the headline really says it all for me ~ I found what I was looking for
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2013
Anyone with an interest in growing would enjoy this book. I've been reading gardening books for most of my life so it's really refreshing to come across vegetables I don't know and recipes I've never tasted.

The month by month guide is clear and handy but most of all I liked learning about the people on allotment sites. I could see Felix behind his shed and miss Maisie too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2013
Funny and helpful with useful tips. All allotments have a similar mix of people and it was fascinating to see them described so well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2014
Purchased for my brother and his girldfriend for their newly acquired allotement, they seem to love the book, tho as live away from me, do not know in what way and what the book is like having had it directly delivered to them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Based in Brighton, Kay Sexton has been busy beavering away in her potting shed writing down all the gossip and allotment politics for new her book, The Allotment Diaries.

A dainty little book packed with a wealth of hints, tips and recipes mixed with the weekly going-ons of herself and fellow plot holders. We meet many of her friends including Felix who is busy shunting wheelbarrow loads of fruit onto his allotment rather than away from it. What is Felix up to in his shed with mountains of strawberries when he's not annoying his neighbour Maisie? After many years of fond memories Maisie has decided to give her plot up during the forthcoming Autumn but will the juicy gossip be too much for her to give up.

Divided into the four seasons the book cleavily brings together three possible books into one. There's the diary entries, a monthly recipe, details of what to sow and harvest each month plus topics looking at in-depth subjects such as `Dealing with Pests' and `Water Conservation for Summer Crops'.

The Allotment Diaries is one of those back-on-the-pocket books which can remain with you throughout the whole year. It can be used as a quick guide to monthly tasks as well as a good read over a mug of tea while taking your break. It beautifully encaptures life on an allotment site, the characters that inhabit it and allotment politics that every plot holder comes across at least once during their tenancy.
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