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    • ISBN:9781784721503
    • Publication date:15 Oct 2015

RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner

What to do when to get the most from your plot

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The RHS expert guide to growing fruit and vegetables on an allotment or equivalent plot, now updated with a month-by-month fold-out chart of regular tasks.

The RHS expert guide to growing fruit and vegetables on an allotment or equivalent plot, now updated with a month-by-month fold-out chart of regular tasks.

Written by the Royal Horticultural Society's foremost fruit and veg experts, RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner provides the lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy, edible crops for their garden.

With RHS tried-and-tested varieties, this book covers what to grow, how and where to grow it.

Exploring best practice growing advice, allotment life and its numerous benefits, this book also includes a month-by-month calendar of tasks to guide gardeners through the year.

Biographical Notes

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's largest gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes providing expert advice and information, training the next generation of gardeners and promoting the ecological, aesthetic and psychological benefits of gardening in an urban environment. The RHS has 415,000 members.

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  • ISBN: 9781784721459
  • Publication date: 15 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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