Advice in the diary section is linked to each week of the season:
- sow seed at the best moment – seeds neither fail in cold nor start too late
- sowing and planting methods, plus raising plants at home
- the advantages of no dig, for less time needed
- maintain control of weeds through timely mulching and hoeing
- how to feed soil, for strong and healthy growth, more easily
- when and how to make all the harvests, with advice on storing produce
This is a garden companion of seasonal prompts, and then your own additions in the any year format (no days of the week), all in the context of precise information about how to grow great vegetables.
Three quarters of the pages are gardening advice, one quarter is diary space.
Wire bound for easy use.
Self-published by the author’s imprint No Dig Garden, 168 pages illustrated with photographs mostly of Homeacres garden. The cover is laminated both sides for greater longevity and to prevent curling.
Cover price £14.95 and now available in the US from Chelsea Green Publishing, for $24.95.
“A fantastic, easy to understand diary, guiding you through the growing year. Full of genuinely useful tips and methods that Charles has refined. A must buy for anyone starting the no dig method, as well as those who want to learn more”. Dan, January 2017
“Your book arrived safely in Poland some weeks ago and is a source of great pleasure and inspiration“, from Ewa in Poland, February 2017
” I received my copy yesterday and took advantage of a cold evening to sit reading it by the fire. I initially thought that as someone who had been practicing no dig that I may find this book was something I should have had 4 years ago and was of little use now.
However once again Charles has come up with a book that is easy to use and highly informative, with helpful hints that I must previously have missed somewhere along the line.
Although I keep my own diary on a spreadsheet I think this book will become my ‘go to’ book for what I should be doing each week, rather than thumbing through 2 or 3 other favourites.
With sensible stay flat binding and plenty of beautiful pictures this book will be both happy potting shed companion and coffee table reading.” Jan in Hertfordshire 30.11.16