Intro to Charles
Charles has explored and shared new ways to garden since 1983, most notably no dig, and since 2003 has developed ways to continuous-crop salad leaves. Discover his original, weed free and time saving methods to achieve superb results in both small and large areas. He sells produce from Homeacres bio-intensive and no dig garden, has written nine books, 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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“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.
Winter Advice for No Dig
Read through Charles’ suggestions for your seasonal planting:
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January 2019 myths about no dig, events, winter jobs and food
Charles' update of seasonal garden jobs which is mainly mulching at this time of year, some winter harvests too, and no sowing yet!
December ’18 update: winter salads, trials results, make compost, Charles’ award
14th December, my last blog/update of the year, and until late January. Plenty to read and digest here, and I shall send another newsletter in early January. I hope you enjoy the new website. We have
December 2018 advantages of no dig, harvests for winter, trial results, compost heaps
Autumn ends, and it’s been a great season here for rich harvests with more to come. No dig helps so much, for two special reasons this autumn and one as we come into winter: moisture retention in dr
February 2018: mulching with compost, few weeds, winter veg outside, first sowings, myth of the month
Early sowings… it’s still early! The beauty of spring is that there is always more light ahead, and usually more warmth (!), so later sowings often catch up. As well as that, they grow mor