Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration to experiment with no-dig, as I’ve tried it with amazing success in my container veg garden.
This is our first year of no dig and we are the envy of our fellow allotmenteers.
You Tube Plan video 15.12.19
A combination of your you tube channel, the books I have bought from you and following on Facebook, have completely turned my gardening life around. Thank you for being so inspirational, informational, educational and thought provoking over this last couple of years.
Steve Randles, Cumbria
I learned of you while studying organic gardening at a community college in San Antonio Texas. I have since followed you on social media. In my book you are the most inspirational horticulturalist for 2019!
I made the mistake of straying from your advice, and I tried “amending” my clay heavy soil in areas instead of continuing to add on compost with no-dig. This winter we’ve had a lot of rain and the only bed that has not flooded is the bed I left as no-dig! Now I know that digging around helps nothing, certainly not drainage. My no-dig bed absorbs the water like its nothing
Winter veg 27.1.20
Thank you so much for all the practical information, the exceptional food and the general sense of can-do, my favourite advice of all being ‘Alleviate your worries!’ I spent several enjoyable hours renovating a neglected bed of raspberries using compost and polythene, a job so daunting I had put it off for months. Am feeling very empowered.
After day course 12.2.20
No-dig is a life changing way to garden. I’ve fallen in love with my garden again. Thank you!
YouTube Beautiful Veg
I started this method four years ago and I wish Id known about it decades earlier. We had just bought a big rototiller to start all of our beds before I discovered no dig and ended up selling it. This method works very very well and for very little effort or money.
I am in Northern California, a mile east of the ocean. From your videos I attempted my first No Dig garden at the end of 2018. Even through winter storms it started producing, and by the time spring arrived, I had an abundant, healthy, thriving garden, with my nearest neighbours deciding they must take up the method themselves.
This has been my first year of no dig, I had such an amazing time and had loads of produce. Thank you Charles for all your help and amazing videos, and your books are brilliant.
I thoroughly enjoyed your online course and have learnt so much. I am just starting out on an allotment plot and already notice how few weeds I have compared to my plot-holder neighbours. And I’m loving weed-free paths!
Californian flower farmer
I have learned so much from watching your videos. You’re an excellent teacher — concise and generous at the same time. You helped rekindle my love of growing food. Thank you!
I LOVE your videos and the online course was fantastic. Can’t wait for the next one.
gardening in Texas USA
This has been my first year of no dig, I had such an amazing time and had loads of produce. Thank you Charles for all your help and your books are brilliant.
You have changed my approach to gardening, and I couldn’t be happier now than when I’m outside planting and growing and seeing the amazing results of your no dig advice.
Thank you sir for your amazing video advice. I followed your every thing to the letter I have an amazing garden and abundance
Complete incredible stuff in under 7 months: took keys of property on 6th December last year 1 acrePoly tunnel in place, my beds are feeding 5 people not fully but incredibly. Thank you for changing our lives.
“Many thanks for making the journey to Sheffield last week, and providing such a fantastic and stimulating talk for our audience. Everyone loved it!”
Gareth Roberts of Regather
Sheffield’s Festival of Debate Talk Attendee
“Charles has become the guru of no dig gardening. He’s a really good grower, organic, has fabulous produce and we went down to Somerset to see how he does it…. I’m a convert now, I want to dig as little as possible.”
BBC Gardeners World
I came on a course last August, and it has given me so much direction and understanding in my gardening thinking. And your updates through the winter are an absolute tonic.
Have just received your splendid calendar with the sumptuous pics. An annus mirabilis at Homeacres methinks!! It will take pride of place in the potting shed to remind us what we should be doing
Head Gardener at West Dean College, Chichester.
Autumn advice for no dig gardening, sowing, planting and harvests
Read through Charles’ suggestions for your seasonal jobs:
October 2020 mid month – make compost, clear ground, brassica insects, vegetables for spring, seeds, fungi, insects
The transition from summer to winter vegetables is almost complete. It’s both sad and exciting: we just ate the first celeriac, yet still have tomatoes ripening in boxes. There have been cool ni
October 2020 autumn harvests, new planting under cover, composting wood chips, diseases
It’s a stark difference between the remains of summer in late September, and an entry to winter by 31st. I notice while picking salads every week, how leaves from the same plants become thinner, pal
Mid September sow & plant, no dig & nutrients, squash maturity, myths, harvests
We should continue to see strong growth for another month, until daylight levels fall off a cliff in late October. If you are still sowing seeds, every day now counts for a lot, so don’t delay (see
September 2020 no dig, new book, interplant, sow, space, pests, apple(s)
Growth this summer has been strong and abundant, with few weeds thanks to no dig. The garden is full, but we are still finding just enough gaps to set out new plants, and making new sowings in trays,