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Welcome to the website of Charles Dowding, innovative gardener and author of nine books on caring for soil and growing vegetables. Plus I share knowledge through talks, courses and magazine articles: the latter won me the 2014 Garden Media Guilds ‘Practical Journalist of the Year’. My site shows productive ways to grow […]

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1st March, the start of spring by some definitions, sees the UK weather turning cooler, a sure sign that spring is underway! Hence the need for waiting to sow seeds of warmth loving plants such as tomatoes, sweetcorn and courgettes. Have fleece or cloches ready to cover new plantings, from mid […]

March 2017 sow and multisow, plants offer, growth of autumn ...







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  Are you ready for cold weather?  November was 4.5C (8F) cooler than last year, and December looks to be cool, perhaps with snow around the solstice. Otherwise mostly dry.  November was above average rainfall here because of the wet spell from 19th-21st (see below, no dig drainage), but otherwise […]

Dec. 2016 winter veg, harvests, no dig success and starting ...