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How to Create a New Vegetable Garden Charles Dowding

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden By Charles Dowding

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden by Charles Dowding

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A step-by-step guide to creating a new vegetable garden from scratch - on any size of plot.

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden Summary

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch by Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding draws on his years of experience, to show how easy it is to start a new vegetable garden. Any plot - whether a building site, overgrown with weeds or unwanted lawn - can be turned into a beautiful and productive vegetable area. Charles's no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for the beginner or experienced gardener.

The book takes you step-by-step through:

* Planning and early stages
* Clearing the ground
* Mulch - what, why, how?
* Minimizing digging
* Sowing and planting across the seasons
* Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses

It is filled with labour-saving ideas and the techniques that Charles uses to garden so successfully and is illustrated throughout with photos and tales from Charles's first year in his new vegetable garden.

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden Reviews

Another inspiring yet practical book from Charles Dowding.

-- Rozie Apps * Permaculture Magazine *

It is impossible not to feel inspired by the unique combination of helpful guidance and enthusiastic encouragement of experimentation. As Charles proves, there is no plot of land too wild to tame, a building site too overgrown with weeds or an unwanted lawn that can't be turned into a productive and beautiful garden area.

-- Chris Allen * Gardening TImes *

This is yet another book that will, as a manual, be on my bookshelf, but it will sure spend more in my hand than on the shelf.

-- Michael Smith * Green (Living) Review *

How to Create a New Vegetable Garden is the best vegetable gardening book I have read for a long time.


If this doesn't encourage more of us to turn our gardens into productive and beautiful spaces, I don't know what will.

-- Anne Swithinbank, broadcaster and gardening writer

Whether you're a dedicated gardener or a newcomer to the word of growing, take a look: Charles's methods work beautifully.

-- Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster

How to clear weeds and grow great plants: Charles explains from a wealth of experience.

-- Sarah Raven, journalist and garden writer

About Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding is an internationally recognized organic gardening expert and winner of the 2014 Garden Media Guild Practical Journalist of the Year award. He talks on radio and television and contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens llustrated and Grow It! He gives regular talks, runs courses and advises many gardeners on best practice, including the National Trust in the UK. He is a veteran organic grower, having practised no-dig gardening for many years. In his gardens over the years he has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil. He has discovered different patterns of growth in most seasons, with slightly lower yields, more weeds and slugs found on the dug beds. He is currently establishing a new garden to illustrate no-dig practice and form the basis for a new experiment. He says: "I have always been interested in lookiing 'behind the scenes' and asking why things are as they are, questioning practices that are taken for granted. This led me to grow organically, at a time when the chemical approach was rarely challenged." His books for Green Books are: Organic Gardening: the natural, no-dig way Salad Leaves for All Seasons How to Grow Winter Vegetables Gardening Myths and Misconceptions Find out more at Photo: Stephanie Hafferty

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How to Create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden from Scratch by Charles Dowding
Used - Well Read
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