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Foreword by Patrick Holden, CBE, Founder of the Sustainable Food Trust & ex-director of The Soil Association

Introduction

Part 1: Letting Nature Nurture your Garden

1 The art of not digging

2 The basics

3 Deciding what to grow

4 What's in season?

5 Living with pests

6 Sowing seeds, raising plants

7 Making compost

8 The moon

Part 2: Healthy Harvests

9 Summer salads

10 Winter salads

11 Alliums

12 Choice of roots

13 Savouring summer

14 Brassicas

15 Tomatoes, greenhouse vegetables and unusual vegetables

16 Perennial vegetables

17 Herbs and edible flowers

18 Tree fruit and nuts

19 Soft fruit (berries)

Postscript

Appendix: Dig/no-dig experiment at Lower Farm

Resources

Bibliography

Main index
Index of recipes


About the Author

Charles Dowding has written many books on vegetable growing and contributes regularly to many magazines, including Permaculture, Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated & Grow It!. He gives regular talks, advising gardeners on best practice and runs courses on organic, no-dig gardening. He is a regular guest on radio and TV. A veteran organic grower, he has practised no-dig gardening for years, providing produce for local and London markets, running a small farm in France, then producing salad on surface-composted, undisturbed clay soil, which grew bountiful crops and few weeds. He has run experiments to compare differences in growth between vegetables on dug and undug soil, discovering different patterns of growth in most seasons, with slightly lower yields and more weeds and slugs on the dug beds.

Photo: Stephanie Hafferty

Reviews

"If anyone can convince gardeners that vegetable plots do not need digging, it is this author -his methods are at times contrary to standard advice, but he is not dogmatic and has a gift for clear explanation."

-- Sue Stickland, RHS The Garden

"Charles is a passionate and accomplished gardener, who grows vegetables of amazing flavour."

-- Raymond Blanc OBE World renowned chef and restaurateur

"One of our most respected vegetable growers... Now ordinary gardeners can benefit from his years of practical experience."

-- Joy Larkcom, author of Grow Your Own Vegetables

"This book will undoubtedly become the 'no-dig' bible, as was its predecessor."

* Pushing Up Dandelions website *

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