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RHS Half Hour Allotment By Royal Horticultural Society

RHS Half Hour Allotment by Royal Horticultural Society

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The book explains the philosophy of spending half an hour each day on the allotment in order to produce something to harvest and eat every day.

RHS Half Hour Allotment Summary

RHS Half Hour Allotment: Timely Tips for the Most Productive Plot Ever by Royal Horticultural Society

This perennial gardening classic gives you everything you need to create and manage a bountiful and beautiful allotment with just half an hour's work a day!

The Royal Horticultural Society The Half Hour Allotment (first published in 2005) has been a best-selling gardening title for many years. This new edition re-presents the classic in a fresh new illustrated format with hundreds of new photographs and a bright new cover design.

The book shows you how to manage your allotment and enjoy fresh vegetables through the year on just half an hour's work a day with weekends off. It combines expert advice from Lia Leendertz and the Royal Horticultural Society and time-saving ideas for planning the most effective use of your time and energy, giving you something to eat fresh every day of the year and ensure bumper crops in summer!

Lia Leendertz, the best-selling author of The Almanac, is an organic gardener with a great sensitivity for the environment so the book is a gentle and thoughtful read as well as being a bible for productive and time-starved gardeners.

About Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 and has established itself as the UK's leading gardening charity, with the aim of inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The world-famous RHS Lindley Library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs.

Lia Leendertz studied horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, and writes for various publications including the Guardian and The Garden.

Table of Contents


1 The Half-Hour Principle 6
2 Taking on a plot 18
Seating and shelter 34
Setting up a shed 38
3 Deciding what to grow 44
4 Growing the best varieties 62
5 Keeping on top of your plot 90
A cut flower garden 106
6 The first year 112
7 Nurturing your plants 128
8 Managing pests and diseases 154
A wildlife garden 172
9 An allotment for children 174
10 What next? 184

Some mail order suppliers 202
Further reading 204
Acknowledgements 205
Index 206

Additional information

RHS Half Hour Allotment: Timely Tips for the Most Productive Plot Ever by Royal Horticultural Society
Used - Like New
Quarto Publishing PLC
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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