Publication Date: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9780711239289 Category:

Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal

Charles Dowding

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 04/01/2018 ISBN: 9780711239289 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£12.00

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Description

Using seasonal checklists and Charles Dowding’s expert no-dig advice, this month-by-month journal helps you plan bumper harvests the no-dig way.

From tomatoes to basil, carrots to coriander, Charles Dowding, the UK’s leading no-dig guru shows you how to grow a year’s worth of healthy, organic crops while preserving the soil’s integrity in this complete and comprehensive guide.

Follow simple steps to find success, growing more than 35 vegetables and herbs in a range of easy and accessible projects suited to all kinds of spaces and environments.

Start a no-dig vegetable plot on virgin or dug ground, improve the soil and become an expert mulcher and weeder, as well as learning the techniques for intercropping, companion planting, seed viability and crop succession.

This easy-to-follow step-by-step guide by one of Britain’s top gardeners is illustrated with photos to help you learn how to plan a vegetable garden, construct a raised bed, sow seed indoors and outdoors in spring, grow on young crops, protect plants from the weather and pests through the season and, finally, celebrate the joy of harvesting.

Organised monthly from January to December, this journal is full of key dates for sowing, staking, harvesting and storing, as well as time-saving monthly checklists to help ensure a successful no-dig harvest.

Publisher Review

'Charles' journal is a good aide memoire, peppered with tidbits of useful information and a blank, lined page per month encourages you to use the book as a diary. We always assume it's our fault when we have a failure, but this might not always be the case. Keeping records is vital, especially if you are a progressive gardener, who is always trying different spacings, varieties and techniques.' 'A useful addition to your bookshelf' 'Charles' journal is a good aide memoire, peppered with tidbits of useful information and a blank, lined page per month encourages you to use the book as a diary. We always assume it's our fault when we have a failure, but this might not always be the case. Keeping records is vital, especially if you are a progressive gardener, who is always trying different spacings, varieties and techniques.' 'A useful addition to your bookshelf' 'This is a sensible and very clearly presented book for those who want to tackle the art of no-dig gardening without being bamboozled by jargon. You will definitely have a clear understanding of the technique after following this guide through the year' 'This is such a lovely, lovely gardening book.'

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