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Charles Dowding: How To Create A New Vegetable Garden
Charles Dowding's No Dig vegetable garden
Charles Dowding showing produce from his No Dig vegetable garden

Charles Dowding: How To Create A 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." Ann Swithinbank, broadcaster and gardening writer.

Subtitled "Producing a beautiful and fruitful garden from scratch", this book of Charles' is perfect for anybody setting out on the growing journey.

Each copy is signed by Charles.

Based around Charles' tried and tested No Dig techniques and practices, the book will show you 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.

The book takes you step-by-step through:

  • Planning and early stages
  • Clearing the ground
  • Mulch - what, why, how?
  • Minimzing digging
  • Sowing and planting across the seasons
  • Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses

Charles' no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for both the beginner or experienced gardener alike.

Plaudits from the experts:

"How to clear weeds and grow great plants: Charles explains from a wealth of experience." Sarah Raven, journalist and author

"Whether you're a dedicated gardener or a newcomer to the world of growing, take a look: Charles' methods work beautifully." Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster