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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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The same plants 25 days later on 28th December, and you can see how they have grown even during winter

No dig seasonal update

January 2022 no dig so easy, trial results, winter growth and new shoots
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Latest news from Charles

We cannot send books to Denmark!

Rather frustratingly, every package we send is sent back to us.

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Skills for Growing Book
We have been delighted to meet a huge demand for my new book. A third pallet arrived on Christmas Eve and we now have plenty in stock.
Charles’ Theatre Tour – November 2022

I am taking the no dig message to various locations in November next year.

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Homeacres Day, Weekend Intensive and Short courses are available to book, extra date added Sunday 1st May

You can book a course with Charles here. Included in this news item is the complete list of course dates.

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16th May 2022 – Careys Secret Garden master class and evening talk

You can now buy tickets here for the master class in the daytime and for my evening talk, tickets will be available in the New Year.

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Student discounts now available for Homeacres Day & Weekend Courses and for Online Courses

Charles is happy to offer students in full time education 25% off the cost of Homeacres Day & Weekend courses.  For all Online Courses, Charles offers a 60% discount. To apply please email Charles’ PA Nicola here.


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 Keep carbon in the soil
 Save time weeding
 Better drainage plus retained moisture
Sale! Book cover no dig

Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening, Course Book 1

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Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Garden 2022 Calendar, signed


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Sowing Timeline Wallchart with a Plant Raising Guide and Tips for No Dig


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Charles Dowding’s Skills For Growing


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No Dig Gardening Online Course

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