Asparagus – no dig, planted in mulch over weeds, how to grow and harvest

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Videos

Filmed in summer of asparagus year 6 after a third season of harvests, this year 2018 we picked 15.5kg/34lb of spears. The asparagus plants are growing on level ground with no ridges, easier for weedi

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Lower Farm Trials

4th December 2018 No Dig Growing, Trials

Harvests in 2007-2012 from the dug and undug experimental beds at Lower Farm, Somerset, UK. Background to the experiment The four beds of 1.5×2.5m (5×8′) were created in March 2007 fro

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Sweetcorn at a no dig allotment, how it’s grown and how to see if cobs are ready

4th December 2018 Allotments, No Dig Growing, Videos

An iPhone video for a change, apologies for wind noise. Filmed 15th August 2018 after a warm and dry summer. Easy to grow no dig, the only ground prep was a little-composted cow manure the previous No

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Small Garden (5) early July, new plantings for summer and autumn harvests

4th December 2018 Autumn, Small Garden, Summer, Videos

A follow-up to Small Garden of June, see how summer plantings of beans, kale, beetroot, carrots, leeks and salads have grown. Plus how the outdoor tomatoes are ripening already, early for this tempera

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Charles’ Books

4th December 2018 About Charles, Books

Charles’ wealth of growing experience has been captured across a range of books published by Green Books,  Frances Lincoln, Permanent Publications and No Dig Garden, Charles’ own imprint

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No Dig Potatoes from seed to harvest

4th December 2018 Videos

See the whole process from sowing to ‘earthing up’ to harvest, by pulling not digging. Potato plants easily root into undisturbed, no dig soil, while developing potatoes need soft, surface

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Allotments

4th December 2018 Allotments, No Dig Growing

Starting with a weedy mess is normal and if so, my video has tips for clearing ground no dig. Advice which may be applicable to your situation – take the bits which work for you. Every site is diffe

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Small garden (4) June, growth of spring plantings and planning for summer

4th December 2018 Small Garden, Spring, Summer, Videos

How spring plantings coped with a cold, wet April followed by a warm, dry May. Clearing spring harvests to make way for summer plantings of beans, kale, carrots, leeks and salads.

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Watering seedlings. Methods, times of day, how much water & time between watering

4th December 2018 Seeds and Varieties, Videos

I explain the options, frequency of watering and using a water-can rose. Check your trays daily, lift to assess need of water, adapt watering to seedling size and the weather forecast. The bush tomato

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Dealing with bindweed, the long haul and mulch reduces the work

4th December 2018 Videos

Reduce the vigour of bindweed, both Convolvulus arevensis, field bindweed with pink flowers, and Calystegia sepium, hedge bindweed with white flowers and longer stems. I have cleared or almost cleared

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Early summer veg garden. Harvests and speedy replant, inter-sow, weed, water. make compost

4th December 2018 Making Compost, Sowing, Summer, Videos

Summer arrives and the garden is full, with harvests happening and more to follow (this is zone 8a oceanic temperate). I show sowing and replanting to keep the harvests coming into winter, give tips o

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String under roots at planting, an easy support method for tall growth under cover

4th December 2018 Videos

I have used this method for 35 years and show how it works for tomatoes. Also good for cucumbers, melons, peppers and aubergines – I show a two-string variation for them. No stakes or tying in.

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