Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way by Charles Dowding
In Organic Gardening Charles Dowding shares the philosophy, tips and techniques that have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years.
* Forget the 'received wisdom' about gardening. Observe what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate.
* Respect and encourage life as much as you can, chiefly by spreading good compost or manure.
* There is no need to dig in compost and manure - just spread it on top and let worms take it in. Digging can harm soil structure, and is not helpful to plants.
Based on his experience of using a system of permanent raised beds, Charles takes you through a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: explaining what to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases.
With simple recipes for your fresh-picked produce, this second edition features new photographs and more tips and advice.