See the results in high summer, and the advantages of no dig for growing, both on small and larger scales. Together with this, we discuss how to grow a market and to make a return on your time.
I give advice on the most profitable vegetables to grow, sowing dates, and tips on picking and packing. You see Homeacres garden in full flow, and with all the new summer plantings.
I explain details of salad growing and picking for sale. There is plenty to see. Also I show you washing and packing.
I explain the methods used here for compost making, and we see examples of compost at different stages in the compost bay. We also look at examples of bought compost and animal manures, and their attributes for growing, and costs.
I explain the value of becoming skilled at propagation, how little space you actually need to grow hundreds of plants at one time, and thousands over the season. Currently I am propagating more plantings for autumn harvests.
You learn time-saving tips in many aspects of growing, from watering and plant care, to weeding less and picking more. Yield per square metre is a key goal. We are discussing something difficult to achieve, profitability in growing veg.
The course is based on my experience of no dig growing since 1982, in four different market gardens, on soils ranging from stone brash to white clay. It’s a fine opportunity to share time, in a group of no more than twelve people, with an acknowledged master of his craft.
Refreshments are all included, not least the fine lunches of home milled bread and more vegetable dishes than you normally see at one meal.