Propagation: germinate, grow and plant seedlings for a long season of bigger harvests

7th December 2018 Seeds and Varieties, Sowing, Videos

Skills you need to make the most of your precious seeds and to elongate the growing season, through early sowing, overlapping crops and filling empty spaces at any time. My tips cover where to sow, ho

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Watering and weed differences, no dig and dig beds

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Videos

I explain and show you two the vegetables and surface of two beds, one dug every winter with compost incorporated, one no dig with compost on top. See the difference in weed growth and ease of removal

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Beautiful vegetables, dramatic views: Charles explains his no dig intensive garden

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Videos

Drone footage mid September of Homeacres no dig garden, sixth year. You see the second plantings we make very quickly in summer after first harvests. This is a market garden selling produce within 4 m

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Grow chicory for beautiful hearts of radicchio, dense and bittersweet, or for chicons

4th December 2018 Videos

Vigorous plants best sown summer rather than spring, grow strongly after the solstice and I show the beautiful hearts you can have. In my garden the harvest period is September to November. A look at

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Space race: see how closer or wider spacings speed growth and harvests

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Videos

How much space to give vegetables? It affects how quickly they start cropping, as well as how big they grow. You can vary spacing also by your sowing method. Try some different spacings and not just t

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Grow garlic, an easy crop with no dig, hard or softneck, tips for harvest

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Videos

Easier when you have control of weeds, see my other videos for advice on that with no dig. I show the two main types of bulbs, plus elephant garlic which is not a ‘true garlic’ and tastes

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Small Garden (6) in September, summer harvests now and new plantings for autumn to winter

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Videos

One year after my first video from this plot of 25sqm/270sqft, see the ongoing harvests as summer turns to autumn and new plantings for food in the cooler months.

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Asparagus – no dig, planted in mulch over weeds, how to grow and harvest

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Videos

Filmed in summer of asparagus year 6 after a third season of harvests, this year 2018 we picked 15.5kg/34lb of spears. The asparagus plants are growing on level ground with no ridges, easier for weedi

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Sweetcorn at Steph’s no dig allotment, how grown, how to see if cobs are ready

4th December 2018 Allotments, No Dig Growing, Videos

An iPhone video for a change, apologies for wind noise. Filmed by Stephanie Hafferty on 15th August 2018 after a warm and dry summer. Easy to grow no dig, the only ground prep was a little-composted c

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Small Garden (5) early July, new plantings for summer and autumn harvests

4th December 2018 Autumn, Small Garden, Summer, Videos

A follow-up to Small Garden of June, see how summer plantings of beans, kale, beetroot, carrots, leeks and salads have grown. Plus how the outdoor tomatoes are ripening already, early for this tempera

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No Dig Potatoes from seed to harvest

4th December 2018 Videos

See the whole process from sowing to ‘earthing up’ to harvest, by pulling not digging. Potato plants easily root into undisturbed, no dig soil, while developing potatoes need soft, surface

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Small garden (4) June, growth of spring plantings and planning for summer

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Spring, Summer, Videos

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.

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