Charles Dowding talk : ‘No Dig Gardening’

Event details

  • February 16, 2018
  • 6:30 pm

Charles Dowding Talk : 'No Dig Gardening'


Charles is an acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, and since 2003 of new ways to crop salad leaves. His original, weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas. He sells produce from his Somerset home Homeacres, bio-intensive, no dig garden, has written nine books, writes for national and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel, appears on TV and radio including BBC Gardeners World, and teaches extensively at home and abroad.

We are delighted to welcome Charles to Tuppenny Barn for an illustrated, one and a half hours talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers.

Charles explains how he makes, buys and uses compost of different kinds.

How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed.

How to maintain a no dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost.

You see photos of the trials Charles runs to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no rotation.

As well as reducing the time and effort needed to cultivate and weed, no dig has many other benefits, which Charles explains, he brings a selection of his nine books, signed and for sale.

There will be a bar available for refreshments before and after the event.


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