Reading tips

We all have our favourite magazines and sources of information and the Pointalls Allotment Society members are no exception. We certainly have some favourites of our own which we are happy to share with you. As someone new to the world of allotments or a seasoned plotholder you may like to dip into some of our reading tips.

Grow your own is the UK’s best selling kitchen garden magazine and each month features articles and growing tips specifically for allotment plots. We like this magazine’s simplified approach to sowing, planting and growing as well as its focus on fruit and vegetables and not forgetting their expert and useful advice. An app is also available giving access to growing blogs and growing guides.

Kitchen Garden magazine claims to be the number one magazine for growing your own fruit and veg. We particularly rate KG’s down-to-earth advice for growing a wide range of produce and the regular recipes and reader offers.

BBC Gardeners’ World is notable for its many tips from past and present presenters of the Gardeners World TV programme. This magazine promotes ideas and inspiration for gardens as well as featuring both new and familiar plants.

Importantly our favourite magazines all feature articles on what needs to be done month by month.

For a great experience go online to Which? Garden section. Here you will find the latest news and reviews. Check out a host of gardening tools, gardening accessories and what to grow. From best buy strimmers to secateurs, compost to greenhouses, salads and vegetables and plenty of how to grow advice.

Pointalls Allotments are affiliate members of the Royal Horticultural Society commonly referred to as the RHS. Click on our RHS link where you will find a wealth of information and a helpful advice section.

All the suggestions above have been made by various members of the Pointalls Allotment Society team. We have no commercial relationship with any of the publications or websites mentioned but hope that you might find the links useful if you have not found the information you are looking for on our own website.

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