Vegetable Growing, Allotmenting, Preserving & Storing, Jams & Keeping Poultry / Chickens!

As you probably gathered from the site, we’ve been living a frugal life and growing vegetables for over 40 years. In our books we simply share our experience and knowledge.

Take control of your life, grow your own food and preserve it.

The first book, Vegetable Growing Month by Month, has become one of the most popular gardening books in the UK because it gives straightforward advice for growing vegetables. Whether you are growing on a patio in containers or an allotment plot, there’s help in here.

You can buy copies direct from us or you can buy from online bookstores like Amazon. The books are also available from all good bookstores and now in many garden centres as well.

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Our Books – A Growing Offer!

Our Growing Books

Our bestselling books for growing success!

Reviews for Our Books

Britain’s greatest allotment authority
Emma Townshend in the
Independent on Sunday

I think it’s just great. Another down to earth book for down to earth people,
teaching not preaching how it’s done.
Mr R W Braker

Forget about any glossy pictures, what’s in this book is solid
words of advice, written in plain to understand English from a grower who’s had
frustrating years of experience behind him in trying to grow nutritious vegetables,
whilst at the same time running a business and raising a family.
Medwyn Williams
Winner of 10 RHS Gold Medals
at Chelsea for vegetables

I’ve never made jams, chutneys etc. before but can’t stop now. This book
makes it so easy. Takes all the fear out of jam making.
Mrs S Collett

An informative book based on lots of practical experience and with loads
of top tips, as well as a wide range of delicious recipes.
C Pickard