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Great gardening Author – Charles Dowding

by Sarah - January 31st, 2012.
Filed under: Amazon.

Always nice to find a new author you like reading –
Charles Dowding has several books that I know will be of interest to readers of

Charles Dowding Books at Amazon

Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course
– Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course – NOT RELEASED YET but you can preorder
Paperback: £11.21
1 Mar 2012

Charles Dowding, the master of no-dig gardening, developed his highly successful
methods of vegetable growing through 30 years experience of growing and selling
vegetables and extensive experiments. Through his courses at Lower Farm in Somerset
and his three previous books, he has won a keen following. Beginners and experienced
veg growers alike find that his methods work and that he opens their minds to
new possibilities. Now he has distilled the essence of his courses and ideas
into one book. In it you will find out how to grow vegetables the Charles Dowding
way. Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course is both a straightforward guide to success
and an inspiring source of ideas for achieving a more productive vegetable garden
for less effort.
About the Author
Charles Dowding grew up on a dairy farm in Somerset. After graduating from Cambridge
he worked for a hotel in the Inner Hebrides before starting to grow organic
vegetables commercially on the family farm in the early 1980s. In 1990 he left
behind what was by then a large market garden to live in France and Zambia.
Returning to Somerset in the mid 1990s, he established a bed and breakfast and
vegetable growing business at Lower Farm in Shepton Montague. Charles’s salad
bags are now the main output from his two-acre garden of permanent raised beds
and fruit trees. Charles also runs his vegetable-growing courses at Lower Farm
and lectures and writes books on his unique growing techniques

How to Grow Winter Vegetables
How to Grow Winter Vegetables

Paperback: £9.36
21 April 2011

Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way
Organic Gardening: The Natural No-dig Way

Paperback: £8.80
1 Sep 2010

Salad Leaves for All Seasons: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot
Salad Leaves for All Seasons: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot

Paperback: £9.86
20 Mar 2008

Organic Gardening
Kindle Edition: £8.89
3 Feb 2011

His gardening methods sound interesting! I love the idea of not digging even clay!
He’s got a website you can visit too

The key to his no dig method?
The initial action of mulching with thick layers of cardboard, compost and manure in the first year leads to a massive boost in long term fertility and results in remarkably little weed growth. Subsequent years see much less time and compost needed, while soil continues to improve under dressings of one to two inches compost or well rotted manure.