Latest news from Charles

Homeacres Course are filling up quickly.

We are delighted to be taking bookings again for courses at Homeacres.

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Calendar offer until 30th April

For purchase of any online course this month I offer my 2021 Calendar.

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Course 3 – From Seed to Harvest – 30 lessons, 40 vegetables

I have launched the second part to Course 3. You can purchase the course as a whole or choose between 3A and 3B.

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Homeacres Day & Weekend Courses available to book now

I am excited to be teaching again at Homeacres. We now have the full diary of course dates available in the website shop to purchase.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is on!

Our ‘RHS No Dig Garden' will be made and from 6th to 11th July you can buy tickets for the show.

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New no dig garden Netherlands

The new garden below is the creation of Gerrit in Friesland. It took him less than three days, late February.

Charles reading the news

About no dig and using this website.

Charles’s weed free, no dig methods give superb and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas, see Charles’s story for how he developed his methods.  Twice a month Charles posts his seasonal advice, see here for the latest, please scroll down for other recent posts and for the latest video.  On the Learn tab do check out the useful links page where Charles details his preferred suppliers.  See this page for starting out no dig which has the option to translate to Spanish.   See Charles’s starting no dig video here. For answers to your questions about no dig, see the FAQs

You can listen to my growing story on podcasts one and two with Joe Lamp’l 2019.


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Benefits of no dig:  
 Few weeds, healthy soil and plants
 Saves time and watering
 Soil is firm, stable, aerated

Growing Success Online Course 2

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Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening, Course Book 1 – From Weeds to Vegetables Easily and Quickly (signed)


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Charles Dowding Gardening Calendar 2021


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