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Talk on no dig gardening, great results for less time and effort 17.6.18 Somerset

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Charles Dowding talk 2018 Scotland

An illustrated, one hour fifteen minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers.

Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds.
How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed.
How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost.

Save time and head scratching by reducing rotation from four to two or three years. I show the results of a trial into no rotation, same veg for four to five years, so far so good!

How no dig saves you money, because the health and vitality of soil organisms mean you need no fertilisers or other amendments, apart from rare sites with exceptional deficiencies.

You see the photos of the trials Charles runs to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no rotation.

As well as reducing the time and effort needed to cultivate and weed, no dig has many other benefits, which Charles explains, and he brings a selection of his nine books, signed and for sale.

Arrive from 11am for refreshments in the hall.

Cost is £6, or £10 buys entry after my talk to Ditcheat’s lovely gardens, you can book here.

This talk is part of and in aid of Ditcheat Gardens Day: proceeds from the event will be split between Ditcheat Village Hall and Friends of Haddon Wood in Alhampton.


June 17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Ditcheat village


Ditcheat Jubilee (village) Hall
Ditcheat main road opposite Manor Inn
Shepton Mallet, BA4 6RB United Kingdom
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