OverviewDrawing on his years of experience as an expert gardener, Charles Dowding illustrates the simplicity of starting a new vegetable garden with tales and pictures from his first year on his latest plot of land. Filled with insights into the processes that Charles uses to garden so successfully, this practical book is a must-read for anyone who has unused land and doesn't know where to start. The book will take you through starting points, stages of clearing ground, mulch, comparing techniques, early sowings and plantings, and growing in polytunnels and greenhouses. This book is invaluable for realizing the full potential of any plot of land—no matter its previous uses.
Author BiographyCharles Dowding is a veteran organic grower, having practiced no-dig gardening for 30 years. He is the author of Charles Dowding's Vegetable Course, Gardening Myths and Misconceptions, How to Grow Winter Vegetables, Organic Gardening, and Salad Leaves; contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated, and Grow It!; gives regular talks; and runs gardening courses. He has appeared on radio and television, including BBC TV's Gardeners' World.