winter vegetables


Grow great vegetables when you learn the essentials of no dig: mulching to feed soil, hoeing tiny weeds, buying/making and using compost. Then about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right. I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even […]

Course Weds July 4th, Grow Veg No Dig, full



Easier ways to a successful vegetable and fruit garden 1 Save time with quicker methods A look at many misunderstandings which have a common theme: they waste the gardener’s time, from digging and washing pots to making large planting holes and separating bindweed roots from other compost ingredients. I explain […]

Day seminar at West Dean College, Simplifying the rules Sat. ...




We have been clearing and planting under cover, making many harvests and filming for videos plus TV. I enjoyed working with the makers of Croatian programme Vrtlarica, about healthy living and food growing. No dig is becoming popular in Croatia and the presenter Kornelija Benyovsky has been appreciating no dig […]

October mid month – chilli & tomato plants overwinter, new ...


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The weather rules. What a change on 20th July from the year’s early sun and warmth to Atlantic wind, cloud and rain. July was the wettest since 2012 with 141mm/5.6in rain. I fear that August will be cooler than average, so we need to keep up to date with new […]

August 2017 summer plantings, no dig trials, weed free, onions, ...



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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 ...