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Charles Dowding draws on his years of experience, to show how easy it is to start a new vegetable garden. Any plot -- whether a building site, overgrown with weeds or unwanted lawn -- can be turned into a beautiful and productive vegetable area. Charles's no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for the beginner or experienced gardener. The book takes you step-by-step through: * Planning and early stages * Clearing the ground * Mulch - what, why, how? * Minimizing digging * Sowing and planting across the seasons * Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses It is filled with labour-saving ideas and the techniques that Charles uses to garden so successfully, and is illustrated throughout with photos and tales from Charles's first year in his new vegetable garden.
'If this doesn't encourage more of us to turn our gardens into productive and beautiful spaces, I don't know what will.' -- Anne Swithinbank, broadcaster and gardening writer
'Whether you're a dedicated gardener or a newcomer to the word of growing, take a look: Charles's methods work beautifully.' -- Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster
'How to clear weeds and grow great plants: Charles explains from a wealth of experience.' -- Sarah Raven, journalist and garden writer
Publication date: 12/02/2015
|Publication date:||12th February 2015|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, eBook Favourites, Home & Garden, Lifestyle & Health,|
|Categories:||Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables, Organic gardening,|
Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. He is a veteran organic grower, having practised no-dig gardening for many years. In his gardens over the years he has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil. He has discovered ...More About Charles Dowding