I am in my second year of No Dig on an allotment which the previous tenants were following the same principles. However I have not really followed the compost dressing routine through a lack of compost. I did some beds last winter with FYM which was okay I think but probably insufficient quantities. We have a green waste recycling plant literally a few miles away. Having heard what some residents put in their green recycling bins I am concerned about using this compost. Dog excrement for example. The company carry out bacteria tests apparently but still reluctant. Any views on this please. Never seem to end up with a good compost from my own efforts.
No dig, the reasons for and Charles’ history
How to begin and how to continue: no dig is a simple method but the details vary according to your climate, start point, what you grow and materials to hand.Read more »
Based on his 35 years of growing beautiful vegetables, flowers, and fruit, Charles writes and illustrates the skills you need, such as his sowing timeline.Read more »
Day courses at Homeacres show the path to easier gardening and include Steph’s feast of vegetables; also weekend intensive courses, and days at other venues.Read more »
Charles has written nine acclaimed and popular books about organic, no dig gardening, for healthier soil and plants, fewer weeds and intensive cropping of small areas.Read more »