No dig, no till

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing

Time-saving, less weeds, year round abundance Save the time and effort of repeated cultivations. Weeds germinate less in undisturbed ground and are easy to pull fro organic mulches, a huge timesaver.

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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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Three Strip Trial 2014-2018

4th December 2018 Trials

This one is ongoing. It morphed into the current form in 2014, so 2018 is fifth year of this version. See more on this and other videos on my You Tube channel. Also within this trial are some explorat

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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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Start no dig, soil types, weeds, composts to use

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing

Fewer weeds in no dig Whenever soil is dug, loosened or turned over, it recovers from the disruption by re-covering with weed growth – both from roots of perennials and seeds of annuals.  By co

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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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No dig, the reasons for and Charles’ History

4th December 2018 About Charles, No Dig Growing

Monty Don, BBC Gardeners World 21/04/2017 “We visit the plot of the king of no dig, Charles Dowding. Charles has become the guru of no dig gardening. He’s a really good grower, organic, has fa

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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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Lower Farm Trials

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Trials

Harvests in 2007-2012 from the dug and undug experimental beds at Lower Farm, Somerset, UK. Background to the experiment The four beds of 1.5×2.5m (5×8′) were created in March 2007 fro

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