No dig: save time, fewer weeds Trent Dorset, 14th November 7.30pm
November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm £5
An illustrated talk, I show and explain how no dig saves you so much time, grows lovely plants, and few weeds.
I had this comment in January from a local grower who converted to no dig, on sticky clay soil:
The nicest surprise with no dig method is there is very little weeding to do. I expected to weed less with no dig but not to that extent.
I explain how to clear weeds by mulching, what mulches to use including compost, how to make compost, and how to propagate seedlings.
You see the results if trials I run in my garden, comparing growth in dig and no dig beds.
At the end is Q & A, plus I bring books for sale and my 20120 calendar.
Event organised by Olivia Blackburn of Trent Garden Club, whose phone number is your point of contact.
The entrance to the hall is in the car park of the primary school. If you are approaching Trent with the church on your left, you turn right into the main road through Trent. You then turn right into the car park after about 100 yards.
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.
Fantastic Value is the comment I heard over and over again by attendees of your Nottingham talk. Thank you for giving us such a fulsome and lengthly talk with lovely photos
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 can’t stop watching these videos. Far better than any gardening programme on television. Now I just need to get a garden of my own!
I started no dig after coming across Charles’ You Tube videos and deciding to give the weed supression “hocus pocus” a go with some well rotted compost I had. I spread this on some rose beds and another flower bed that would take me a total of about 3 hours to weed once a month, prolific deep weeds on a heavy clay base. I could not believe the results. Weeds did come up but 15 mins of hoeing and all gone and now hardly any….plus the roses and plants looked the best they have for seven years. I was totally bitten!!!
“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.
@charles_dowding has changed my life! I tried for so many years to grow veg, read loads of books and just made a lot of slugs very happy. In 2016 I decided to give it one last try before packing it in. I religiously followed his book, sticking to exactly the varieties he recommended. I followed his sowing times on the monthly Newsletter and the difference in what I can grow has been phenomenal! Having regular pickings of salads like this at this time of year used to be a far off dream!
Kat Hall (@there.she.grows)