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No Dig Organic Home & Garden

Grow, Cook, Use, and Store Your Harvest

Winner of the Garden Media Guild (UK) Practical Book of the Year Award for 2017

No dig organic gardening saves time and work. It requires an annual dressing of compost to help accelerate the improvement in soil structure and leads to higher fertility and less weeds. No dig experts Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, explain how to set up a no dig garden, including how to:

• Make compost and enrich soil

• Learn skills you need to sow and grow annual and perennial veg

• Harvest and prepare food year round

• Make natural cosmetics, cleaning products, and garden preparations

The no dig approach works as well in small spaces as in large gardens. The authors’ combined experience covers methods of growing, preparing and storing the plants you grow for many uses, and includes recipes and ideas for increasing self-reliance, saving money, living sustainably, and enjoying the pleasure of growing your own food, year round. An acknowledged expert in no dig and author of a half-dozen books on the subject, Charles’ advice is distilled from 35 years of growing vegetables intensively and efficiently. Stephanie, a kitchen gardener, grows in her small, productive home garden and allotment, and creates no dig gardens for restaurants and private estates. She creates delicious seasonal recipes made from the vegetables anyone can grow. She also explains how to use common plants you can grow and forage for to make handmade preparations for the home and garden.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding

Charles is a pioneer of organic and no dig growing since 1983, and is increasingly famous for the outputs and beauty of his gardens. He has created and cropped four no dig, organic market gardens, on stony, silt and clay soils. His growing methods are as applicable in small areas as in large ones. Currently he crops an intensive quarter-acre in Somerset, SW England, for local sales of salad leaves and vegetables. He has written nine books, runs a busy You Tube channel, appears on BBC gardening programmes and teaches extensively at home and abroad.

Stephanie Hafferty

Stephanie Hafferty is an organic no dig kitchen gardener, writer and chef, specializing in seasonal plant based food. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of growing and cooking to feed families and communities.

AUTHOR VIDEOS

Charles Dowding: Organic Gardening

Salad Leaves for All Seasons with Charles Dowding

Salad Leaves for All Seasons with Charles Dowding

No Dig Organic Home & Garden

Pages:234 pages
Book Art:Full-color photographs throughout
Size: 8.75 x 10.8 inch
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Paperback: 9781856233019
Pub. Date June 21, 2017

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 234 pages, $24.95