Charles Dowding: No Dig Gardening Talk

    About

    An illustrated, 80 minute talk on how to have healthy soil and enjoy easier harvests, followed by questions and answers. Be entertained by a world expert on easier ways to grow, and immerse yourself in the beautiful garden photos.

    Charles’ advice covers many topics:

    • how to make, buy and use 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
    • how you need less compost than when digging above all, how to save time, for wonderful results.

    You see photos of Charles’ trials 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 I explain. Plus I bring a selection of my nine books, signed and for sale.

    Most soil already has a good structure for plant roots to grow, and is full of growth-enabling organisms. Millions of fungal threads, nematodes and earthworms, to name a few, are being helpful right under our feet, mostly out of sight. We need to help them to help us.

    7.30pm

    Reviews
    • “Charles has managed to convert almost the entire gardening world to no dig“

      Daily Telegraph
    • “I can't get over the number of vegetables I have harvested and how healthy and vibrant everything is! It took me 50 years of gardening, but thanks to your advice I finally got it right!”

      Audience comment

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