Charles Dowding Gardening Calendar 2019

£11.70£34.00

Printed September 2018 in Glastonbury, Somerset

The calendar is A4 opening to A3, with 28 pages of 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 at their best times of year, based on decades of fine tuning. You can then have a regular supply of fresh produce throughout the season.

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28 page A4 Opening to A3 Calendar printed on 200gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with 350gsm cover, despatched in a 350gsm/500micron White Card Envelope.

Hole-punched, for hanging on a wall. Discounts for larger orders: 2 signed calendars for £19, 3 for £25, 4 for £30, 5 for £34.

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

As well as the seasonal photos, which themselves contain much information, this calendar offers:

• monthly advice for growing great veg more easily 
• my best sowing dates, refined from 36 years of growing great vegetables

The calendar sowing dates are for a zone 8b climate in southern UK. Sow later by a week or more in spring if your climate is cooler, then sow a week or two earlier in summer and autumn, from the solstice onwards.

My sowing dates are based mainly on season/climate, and partly on 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.

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

The price includes VAT, even though it’s an information-full product, like a book and not ‘stationery’.

Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 100 x 100 x 24 mm
Quantity (Discounts for multiple)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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