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About no dig and using this website

The weed free, no dig methods I have developed since 1982 give superb space-, carbon-, and time-saving results in both small and large garden areas. See My story for how I worked this out. Twice a month I post my blog, please scroll down for other recent news, webshop including signed books, and my latest video.  Under Learn, the Links page has my recommended suppliers.  See Beginners Guide for starting out no dig, with the option to read it in Spanish, Serbian and Italian.   See my starting no dig video here. For answers to your questions about no dig, see my FAQs

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


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26th July, three weeks of growth!

No dig seasonal update

July-early August 2021, no dig potato harvests, bindweed, seed saving, sow and transplant for autumn onwards
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Latest news from Charles

Homeacres Charity Open Morning and Afternoon – tickets now available

We look forward to welcoming visitors on Saturday 4th September.

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Online Course 3 – you can buy individual lessons

Pick your own vegetable lesson, from our selection of how to grow 40 different vegetables.

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No Dig Gardening Opportunities

I am often approached by people looking to work in my garden but at the moment I have all the help I need.

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Homeacres courses – New Date – Wednesday 22nd September

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

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RHS No Dig Feature Garden Success

The RHS No Dig Feature garden at Hampton Court Show was such a success and provoked huge interest.

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No Dig in the Netherlands
This is Metsje and Gerrit’s no dig vegetable garden in Friesland, Netherlands. A new no dig garden created on grass and weeds, just five months earlier. The creating phase was in March news on the website.
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 Keep carbon in the soil
 Save time weeding
 Better drainage plus retained moisture
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Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening, Course Book 1

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From Seed to Harvest – Online Course 3A


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From Seed to Harvest – Online Course 3B


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Useful Information – Seasons, Weather, Glossary, Plant Families, Harvest Timeline


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No Dig Gardening Online Course 1

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