I have a large allotment in North Dorset growing a variety of crops on stony soil. I have been growing for almost 50 years but switched to no-dig about eight years ago despite having known Charles for about 15 years! Fortunate to have access to plenty of organic cow manure for the plot and this is topped with home-made compost annually. The plot is about 20 rods and on a south-facing slope. Favourite outdoor crops include salad leaves, beetroot, sweetcorn, peas, garlic, broccoli, swede, celeriac and raspberries.
I regularly post on Instagram (@englishmanofthesoil) and occasional videos on YouTube. The plot is now very fertile and continues to astonish and teach me year on year. I am happy to show any local newbies (or not so local if you are coming down the A303) about the benefits of no-dig.
Favourite quote from a neighbouring plot. “I come up here for three hours on a Sunday morning and spend the whole time weeding. You pop in for ten minutes to grab some veg and yet your plot never seems to have any weeds!”