Charles Dowding Gardening Calendar 2018


The calendar is A4 opening to A3, with 29 pages of both advice and photos from Charles’ beautiful vegetable garden.

Charles gives a veg growing summary for each month, plus his favourite sowing dates for each vegetable, based on decades of fine tuning.


28 page A4 Opening to A3 Stapled Booklet Calendar printed on 160gsm Premium Satin Paper and dispatched in a 350gsm/500micron White Card Envelope.

Enjoy the seasonal beauty of Charles’ famous vegetable garden, as seen on BBCTV Gardeners World, in national magazines, and in lectures around the UK and Europe.

Charles inspires and advises thousands of gardeners to use his no dig method, for better harvests with less effort.  

Message 27.11.17 from Jim Buckland, head gardener at West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex:

Have just received your splendid calendar with the sumptuous pics. An annus mirabilis at Homeacres methinks!! It will take pride of place in the potting shed to remind us what we should be doing

As well as the photos, Charles offers:

• monthly advice for growing great veg more easily 
• his best sowing dates, refined from 35 years of growing great vegetables

Please note that the Calendar sowing dates are for a zone 8b climate in southern UK. Sow later by a week or two in spring if your climate is cooler, then sow a week earlier in summer from July onwards.

The sowing dates are based on both season and moon phases. I combine two moon aspects for calculating my sow dates. One is the phases of root-flower-leaf-fruit, based on whether the moon is passing through an astrological sign with earth-air-water-fire qualities. The other is waxing and waning, where possible I sow on a waxing moon for faster emergence and stronger growth, especially just before full moon.

However there are few dates when all the “good qualities” are present, so often one is using the main one or two of season, phase and wax/wane. Moon and sun give us a framework of action, it’s not a rigid rulebook.

These calendars are signed and I can dedicate them if you wish.

Unsigned £10 calendars are available from ASK calendars.

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 100 x 100 x 24 mm


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