“The Allotment – Its Preparation, Planting and Management” is a 1917 guide to keeping an allotment—a small plot of land rented by an individual for growing vegetables or flowers. Whether done for pleasure or for profit, keeping an allotment can be a rewarding experience and a great hobby for green-fingered individuals. This volume offers the reader everything they need to know about the pastime, written in simple language and containing simple, timeless tips from an expert. Contents include: “Preparing The Ground”, “Manures”, “How To Crop The Allotment”, “Intensive Cultivation”, “The Best Crops”, “Sowing Seeds”, “Root Crops”, “Peas And Beans”, “Winter Greens”, “Celery And Leek”, “Salads”, “Pests And Diseases”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.