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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This book is essential reading to gardeners of all abilities. The advice given is honest, truthful and fresh without trying to impress its readers and that is what makes this book so impressive. It is the best all round garden book I have read in years and worth every penny of the cover price. This is definitely no ordinary run of the mill book and should be on every gardener's bookshelf even if you have to beg, steal or borrow it.

I visited Charles' garden some four years ago when he held his annual open day. It turned into a life changing afternoon out. The rotavator was sold and we have never dug since. Our vegetable patch now provides us with virtually all our vegetable needs, is totally organic and looks a picture too. Thank you Charles.

I don't think I've ever previously sat down and read a book on vegetable growing from cover to cover, but this one had me hooked. It is a model of clarity.

Want to know about vegetables and no-dig gardening? Look no further: Charles Dowding is your guru. Packed with information and first hand experience.

A wonderful book, to devour at a reading and to keep on hand for constant reference and enjoyment.

Sharpen-up your veg-growing skills with this new guide.

'A must for the time stretched.' Bunny Guinness

Charles Dowding is my hero: his no-dig approach to growing has saved me hours of back-breaking work and improved my techniques no end. His tried and tested advice has been proven from years of successful veg production and it's easy to see from the health and vitality of his plants that htis approach really works.

A book for all growers, who will find easier, more productive ways to grow vegetables all the year round within.

Offers clearly explained, prectical information on what every gardener wants to know: how to tend your plot with minimal effort and achieve abundant, healthy harvests.

This book is essential reading to gardeners of all abilities. The advice given is honest, truthful and fresh without trying to impress its readers and that is what makes this book so impressive. It is the best all round garden book I have read in years and worth every penny of the cover price. This is definitely no ordinary run of the mill book and should be on every gardener's bookshelf even if you have to beg, steal or borrow it.

Sharpen-up your veg-growing skills with this new guide.

Offers clearly explained, prectical information on what every gardener wants to know: how to tend your plot with minimal effort and achieve abundant, healthy harvests.

A comprehensive guide to organic growing.

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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