Having started as a young boy (digging the garden of my ageing grandfather) to the present, where I manage a no-dig vegetable garden with a friend on her farm, and a no-dig allotment in Haarlem, the Netherlands where I live, I've been interested in gardening my whole life. The friend's garden, when overgrown, needed a new approach, and I found Charles' approach the best:it actually worked superbly. I have enjoyed all his videos and newsletters, have learned tremendously from his experience, and am now writing in the newsletter of the gardening association of which I am a member about the lessons I learned.
Two gardens, each 250m2, and we can't eat the abundant produce fast enough, giving neighbours and friends what we can't eat!
And apart from that, there is the rebounding ecosystem around you when you take good care of the land. This is an ever-recurring lesson and experience, as well as a reminder of past and hopefully future biodiversity on the farm. This includes a very active mole, attracted by the worms...
I'd love to share lessons, experience, and seeds, fit for our relatively soggy peaty soils here in the west of the Netherlands.
The name of my gardening association: 'Nooit Rust'