Book Reviews

Allotment Garden Book ReviewsWhen you look along the shelves of your local book store and especially when you look through the thousands of books offered by online stores such as Amazon, it’s difficult to decide what to buy.

What we’ve done is to review books for you and recommend the ones we think will be helpful.

By each review there is an Amazon link, if you click through and buy from Amazon they pay a small commission, which helps support the web site.

If you find a book you think our visitors would like to read, please let me know – contact page Publishers Please Note: We welcome books to review but will only guarantee to review them honestly. Some publishers seem to think sending us a book entitles them to a 5 star review!

Frugal Living and Green Books

Frugal Living and Green Books

A selection of hand picked books on how to live frugally and green. What people don't realise is quite often these go hand-in-hand as often the cheapest way to live is also the most environmentally sustainable. Our Frugal Living and Green Books Frugal...
Gardening and Other DVDs

Gardening and Other DVDs

This Selection of gardening, cooking, and other DVDs are ones we have found useful and enjoyed watching. Gardening and Other DVDs we Like Other Book Reviews Etc
General Gardening Books

General Gardening Books

We review and suggest books on general gardening that you will hopefully find of interest and value. There are a large number of gardening books around but these are the really useful ones that you'll take down from the shelf again and again. They...
Livestock on a Small Scale

Livestock on a Small Scale

A selection of books for those looking to keep livestock in the garden, on the plot, on a smallholding, or if lucky enough on a small-scale farm. Our Livestock on a Small Scale Books Livestock on a Small Scale Books we Like Other Book Reviews...
Recipe, Cooking and Preserving Books

Recipe, Cooking and Preserving Books

We review and recommend recipe, cooking and food preserving books that we like and find useful and go back to time after time whilst trendy books by celebrities get left on the shelf until going to the charity shop! Our Cooking & Preserving Books...
Self Sufficiency & Sustainable Living Books

Self Sufficiency & Sustainable Living Books

Whether you have a small back garden or a dozen acres there are ways to increase your self sufficiency. These are a hand picked selection of books on self sufficiency and sustainable living that we have read and found useful. Our book on Sustainable...
The Politics of Food Books

The Politics of Food Books

We're interested in how all our food is made and controlled. In some ways these are political books and in others informative. The Politics of Food Books we Like Other Sections in Book Reviews
Vegetable & Fruit Growing Books

Vegetable & Fruit Growing Books

A hand picked selection of books on vegetable and fruit growing from the best authors. With the increase in popularity of grow your own, there's a need for straightforward practical advice. These books are practical and worth a place on any vegetable...
Wild Foraging & Hunting Books

Wild Foraging & Hunting Books

Nature can be a bountiful provider of free food if you know where to look. Foraging can be such a fun and productive activity, but knowing what is edible and what should be avoided is really important. This selection of books will help guide you as...
About Allotments Books

About Allotments Books

We review and recommend books about allotments and allotmenting rather than about growing on an allotment. These are books we like and think you may find interesting or just a good fun read. Some are useful, covering the administration and running...
Allotment Growing Books

Allotment Growing Books

In theory growing your own on an allotment is no different technically to growing your own on a garden plot. But in practice there is a difference. For a start, woe betide the allotment plot holder who allows weeds to seed over the site! Anyway, these...
Beekeeping Books

Beekeeping Books

Beekeeping, especially urban beekeeping, is becoming increasingly popular and increasingly vital to our food supply as the general bee population declines. Without bees to pollinate them our crop production will be greatly reduced if not wiped out. It...
Chickens & Poultry Books

Chickens & Poultry Books

Although our own book on keeping chickens & poultry is popular and well spoken of, it's always helpful to get another opinion so these our our recommendations. Our own book was written basically for the novice keeping poultry in the back garden...
Growing in Pots, Containers, on Patios, Small Spaces Books

Growing in Pots, Containers, on Patios, Small Spaces Books

It's a sign of the times on our crowded island that people are more interested in growing their own in small spaces, pots and containers. Hence these reviews of helpful books on the subject. Having found ourselves with a concrete garden at one...