Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way [NOOK Book]

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Charles Dowding, who started the first vegetable box scheme in 1983, shares the philosophy, tips and techniques which have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years.

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Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way

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Overview


Charles Dowding, who started the first vegetable box scheme in 1983, shares the philosophy, tips and techniques which have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857840110
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,284,545
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Charles Dowding has been growing organic vegetables commercially for 30 years, without soil cultivation. He is the author of How to Grow Winter Vegetables and Salad Leaves. He also writes articles for several gardening publications, lectures, and runs courses on how best to look after soil and plants.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Patrick Holden     7
Introduction     8
Letting Nature Nurture Your Garden
The Art of Not Digging     11
The Basics     16
Deciding What to Grow     22
What's in Season?     26
Living with Pests     29
Sowing Seeds, Raising Plants     34
Making Compost     45
The Moon     49
Healthy Harvests
Summer Salads     52
Winter Salads     66
Alliums     83
Choice of Roots     98
Savouring Summer     113
Brassicas     133
Tomatoes, Greenhouse and other Vegetables     149
Perennials     166
Herbs and Edible Flowers     176
Tree Fruit     186
Soft Fruit (berries)     204
Postscript     216
Resources     217
Bibliography     219
Main Index     220
Index of Recipes     223
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