Intro to Charles & No Dig Organic Gardening
Charles Dowding has explored and shared new ways to garden since 1983, most notably no dig organic gardening, and since 2003 has developed ways to continuous-crop salad leaves. Discover his original, weed free and time-saving no dig methods to achieve superb results in both small and large garden areas. He sells produce from Homeacres bio-intensive and no dig garden, has written nine books on no dig and organic gardening, writes for national and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel, appears on TV and radio including BBC Gardeners World, and teaches extensively at home and abroad.START NO DIG
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This has been my first year of no dig, I had such an amazing time and had loads of produce. Thank you Charles for all your help and your books are brilliant.
You have changed my approach to gardening, and I couldn’t be happier now than when I’m outside planting and growing and seeing the amazing results of your no dig advice.
Thank you sir for your amazing video advice. I followed your every thing to the letter I have an amazing garden and abundance
Complete incredible stuff in under 7 months: took keys of property on 6th December last year 1 acrePoly tunnel in place, my beds are feeding 5 people not fully but incredibly. Thank you for changing our lives.
“Many thanks for making the journey to Sheffield last week, and providing such a fantastic and stimulating talk for our audience. Everyone loved it!”
Gareth Roberts of Regather
Sheffield’s Festival of Debate Talk Attendee
“Charles has become the guru of no dig gardening. He’s a really good grower, organic, has fabulous produce and we went down to Somerset to see how he does it…. I’m a convert now, I want to dig as little as possible.”
BBC Gardeners World
I came on a course last August, and it has given me so much direction and understanding in my gardening thinking. And your updates through the winter are an absolute tonic.
Have just received your splendid calendar with the sumptuous pics. An annus mirabilis at Homeacres methinks!! It will take pride of place in the potting shed to remind us what we should be doing
Head Gardener at West Dean College, Chichester.
Ideas for sowings, plantings, covering new plantings, keeping on top of weeds and saving time
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March update 2019 – sow, plant, winter veg, new online course
12th March and the weather has been wild, the famous March lion, so I look forward to quieter conditions soon – a full moon on the equinox may initiate a shift! We had a gust of 63mph on 10th an
Small garden (4) June, growth of spring plantings and planning for summer
How spring plantings coped with a cold, wet April followed by a warm, dry May. Clearing spring harvests to make way for summer plantings of beans, kale, carrots, leeks and salads.
How to grow radish multisow or direct for fast harvests spring and autumn
A re-release after the first upload of May 2017 disappeared from my YouTube channel. The same video, filmed and edited by Edward Dowding February to April, starting with multisowing the seeds in modul
Small Garden (3) in April 2018, how winter unfolded and new, spring plantings
Homeacres small garden of 25sqm/270sqft, no dig and compost-mulched. See the evolution of this space through a year of planting and picking a wide range of vegetables and herbs, with little weeding ne