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Charles Dowding 2019 Calendar
Charles Dowding 2019 Calendar

Charles Dowding's No Dig Vegetable Garden 2019 Calendar


"The king of no dig, a really good grower of fabulous produce." Monty Don, BBC Gardeners' World, April 2017.

Follow the seasons in Charles' famous vegetable garden. Every photo will encourage and inspire.

Each month has a summary from Charles outlining what to do to get the very best results. And the calendar has the best sowing days marked on it, day by day.

Not only inspiring but crammed full of information which is bound to help you make the most of your growing efforts.

  • each calendar is signed by Charles
  • 28 page A4 opening to A3 Calendar
  • printed on 200gsm Premium Gloss Paper, with 350gsm cover
  • hole-punched, for hanging on a wall.

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.

It has to be the best Christmas present you can give to allotment growers.

Here's Charles' explanation of his sowing dates:-

"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."

Charles inspires and advises thousands of gardeners to use his no dig method, for better harvests with less effort. We're all for that!