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Organic Gardening, 2nd Edition

The Natural No-Dig Way
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Green Books
 | 
April, 2013
ISBN:
9780857840899
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Banyen's Description: 
Charles Dowding has been practicing no-dig organic growing for over thirty years. In this new, full-color edition of Organic Gardening he shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant plants for decades. His success is based on some key principles:
  • No-dig enhances soil structure and encourages healthy growth, especially when soil life is encouraged and multiplied through the addition of good compost and manure.
  • Organic matter is best spread on the surface - just leave it on top and let the worms take it in, aerating the soil as they do so.
  • When starting with weedy soil there is a period of three to twelve months, depending on weed types, when the emphasis is on cleaning and improving the soil.
  • Using a no-dig method you can easily control weeds with just a little hand weeding or hoeing every ten days or so, when weeds are small.

Based on this approach and his experience with a system of permanent, slightly raised beds, Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way shows you how to grow a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose; when to sow, plant and harvest; and how best to avoid pests and diseases without the need to dig.

Englishman Dowding has run a successful organic garden that has supplied local restaurants and shops for 25 years. Encouraging readers to forget the rules—“received wisdom” about gardening is surprisingly inaccurate, he says—Dowding suggests gardeners will better understand what is going on in your soil, plants, garden, and climate when you develop your own methods of gardening. He’s currently farming an acre, selling about 200 salad bags of different sizes every week. He has also written Salad Leaves for All Seasons.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Charles Dowding has been practicing no-dig organic growing for over thirty years. In this new, full-color edition of Organic Gardening he shares the wealth of his experience, explaining his approach to soil and plants and revealing the range of techniques that have enabled him to grow healthy and vibrant plants for decades. His success is based on some key principles:

  • No-dig enhances soil structure and encourages healthy growth, especially when soil life is encouraged and multiplied through the addition of good compost and manure.
  • Organic matter is best spread on the surface - just leave it on top and let the worms take it in, aerating the soil as they do so.
  • When starting with weedy soil there is a period of three to twelve months, depending on weed types, when the emphasis is on cleaning and improving the soil.
  • Using a no-dig method you can easily control weeds with just a little hand weeding or hoeing every ten days or so, when weeds are small.

Based on this approach and his experience with a system of permanent, slightly raised beds, Organic Gardening: The Natural No-Dig Way shows you how to grow a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose; when to sow, plant and harvest; and how best to avoid pests and diseases without the need to dig.

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