The Royal Horticultural Society The Half Hour Allotment (first published in 2005) has been a best-selling gardening title for Frances Lincoln and the Royal Horticultural Society 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 design.
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. This tried-and-tested formula is clearly explained with weekly work plans and time-efficient solutions for busy gardeners who want to spend every moment preciously. It outlines the best crops to grow, the best varieties within each crop, and shows how to arrange and equip your allotment so that it is a place of interest for you, your family and visiting wildlife.
Lia Leendertz 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.
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 is a regular contributor to the Garden, Gardens Illustrated, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and more, and is the author of Family Garden and The Twilight Garden. Lia shares an allotment with several friends near her home in Bristol. She has an award-winning blog, Midnight Brambling.