Win a great new gardening book and seeds

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender January 24, 2014 Posted No Tags Comment 352 Comments

Win Charles Dowding’s new book and 30 packets of randomly picked seeds from our shop. Competition ends 10/02/2014. Enter by commenting below, let us know what is your favourite herb to grow and use. Winner will be randomly picked and will be notified by email and announced here on the blog.

CHARLES DOWDING’S
VEG JOURNAL
EXPERT NO-DIG ADVICE,
MONTH BY MONTH

 

Plan bumper harvests the no-dig way – Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal provides simple steps,
experienced advice and seasonal checklists to plan a year’s veg growing. The information is taken
from the author’s successful Charles Dowding Vegetable Course and is arranged in a useful monthly
journal so that no activity is overlooked and readers can follow his mantra of ‘little and often’.
• find success with more than 35 vegetables and herbs from tomatoes to basil, carrots to coriander;
• start a no-dig veg plot on virgin or dug ground, improve the soil and become an expert mulcher
and weeder;
• learn key dates for sowing, staking, harvesting and storing using time-saving monthly checklists;
• make a raised bed, tackle slugs and snails, and produce the sweetest-smelling compost;
• understand the techniques for intercropping, companion planting, seed viability and crop
succession.
No-dig is a long-established way to grow healthy, organic crops while reserving the soil’s integrity:
Charles Dowding is the UK’s leading expert.
Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables for thirty years, without soil cultivation.
His market gardens have ranged from eleven acres to the current third of an acre where his
surface-composted beds produce year-round salad leaves and a wide range of vegetables, sold
in local shops and restaurants. The garden also contains many experiments such as comparing the effect on plant growth of digging with not digging.

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