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Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course

Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course

by Charles Dowding
     
 

At his courses at Lower Farm in Somerset, where he runs a glorious garden that produces vegetables in abundance all year round, Charles Dowding inspires gardeners of all levels. Beginners and experienced growers alike find that his refreshingly different ideas and highly effective methods open their minds to new possibilities.

This book shows you how to grow

Overview

At his courses at Lower Farm in Somerset, where he runs a glorious garden that produces vegetables in abundance all year round, Charles Dowding inspires gardeners of all levels. Beginners and experienced growers alike find that his refreshingly different ideas and highly effective methods open their minds to new possibilities.

This book shows you how to grow vegetables the Charles Dowding way, with detailed advice on:

setting up a growing plot

creating productive soil

dealing with weeds

successful sowing and planting

growing healthy plants

Illustrated with photographs of his own plot and drawing on his thirty years' experience of experimenting with vegetables and growing vegetables for sale, it shows that there is a surprisingly simple way of growing your own food. And it offers clearly explained, practical information on what every gardener wants to know: how to tend your plot with minimal effort and achieve abundant, healthy harvests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711232679
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet 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, Somerset. There, Charles's salad bags were the main output from his two-acre garden of permanent raised beds and fruit trees. Charles runs vegetable-growing courses and lectures and writes books on his unique growing techniques. Since 2012 Charles has begun a new garden at Shepton Mallet in Somerset which he has designed using no-dig principles.

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