Latest news from Charles

Virus worries trigger an increase in gardening
Subscriptions to Charles’s YouTube channel are increasing by a thousand plus daily. We have also seen an increase in the number of questions here and by email. We answer as many as we can and as fast as possible. Do look at the ‘Learn’ tab which contains a wealth of information in its menu, to help you garden productively. Also you can use the search function to find information of specific topics. See Start No Dig tab for those first steps in reducing weeds and increasing soil health.
Online courses explained

Charles has two online courses and the first, No Dig Gardening is for anyone wishing to learn the no dig method, beginners or for experience alike. It features 18 lessons, 48,000 words, 660 photos and 28 exclusive videos made especially for the online course.

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Taste of Scilly Festivals – 27th September 2020
Charles will give a talk at this event arranged by Salakee Farm. The farm adopted the No Dig method for their market garden. They have planned a number of speakers and workshops as well as music and food from the farm.
Misleading Names

Our attention has been drawn to some misleading names given to a particular manure. Levingtons Organic Blend Farmyard Manure presents itself as an organic product, however, it has been confirmed by the suppliers that it is not.

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Charles’ sowing timeline

The best sowing dates for each different vegetable throughout the year, suitable zones 5-9

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Homeacres courses and events postponed
It is with huge regret that we have to postpone courses at Homeacres up until August, following advice from the government. We are contacting those booked on a course here and continue to assess the situation to see if further postponements are necessary. We have added more dates for courses in October at Homeacres
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Intro to Charles & No Dig Organic Gardening

Charles Dowding has explored and shared new ways to garden since 1983, most notably no dig organic gardening, and since 2003 has developed ways to continuous-crop salad leaves. Discover his weed free no dig methods to achieve superb and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas. He sells produce from Homeacres bio-intensive and no dig garden, has written nine books on no dig and organic gardening, writes for national and international magazines, runs a YouTube channel, appears on TV and radio including BBC Gardeners World, and teaches extensively at home and abroad.

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
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