The Ten-Minute Gardener

The Ten-Minute Gardener

A month-by-month guide to growing your own


'Will delight every gardener' - BBC Gardener's World

The perfect book for those who garden in snatched moments from the Garden Media Guild Awards 2020 Journalist of the Year

Whether you have a spacious plot or a small patch in the garden, this handbook is full of tried-and-tested tips from a seasoned old hand.

It offers practical month-by-month suggestions for making the most of the little time you can spare on both the coldest winter days and the long summer afternoons, with ideas to inspire even the most experienced allotment gardeners.

Focusing on the essentials needed to produce a great crop, this is for those who want to but struggle to find the time to grow their own.

*Combined and updated editions of The Ten Minute Gardener's Fruit-Growing Diary and The Ten Minute Gardener's Vegetable-Growing Diary*


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About the author

Val Bourne

Val Bourne has been a fanatical organic gardener since the age of five. In her twenties she had a lowly post in vegetable research, and she has always grown her own fruit and vegetables. She has a large allotment, and fruit and vegetable patches amongst her extensive flower garden in the high reaches of the Cotswolds.

Val also serves on several RHS panels, judging flower trials, and she’s an Ambassador for The Hardy Plant Society. She lectures in this country and abroad and writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph, Saga ,The English Garden, Garden Answers, Amateur Gardening and for the Crocus website.

Her book The Natural Gardener won Practical Book of the Year from The Garden Media Guild in 2005 and her latest book, The Living Jigsaw, explains how to have a lovely garden without using chemical props, something she’s pioneered.

Val was has won multiple awards and is winner of the Dr David Hessayon Columnist of the Year award at the Guardian Media Awards 2018.
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