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  • Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening: Course 1

  • From Weeds to Vegetables Easily and Quickly
  • By: Charles Dowding
  • Narrated by: Charles Dowding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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By: Charles Dowding
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Compared to Charles' other books, this is more about no dig, eliminating weeds, garden layout, compost making, and using compost. There is also a history of no-dig vegetable gardening in the last 100 years. I want listeners to understand the context and the reasons why no dig has not been much valued until recently, and why it is now.

There is a section on site evaluation and creating beds and paths. Then comes a whole section on clearing weeds by mulching, so that you can have clean soil and less weed pressure. More time to be creative.

There are two sections with detailed planting plans for small spaces. These are based on what Charles grew then harvested there in successive seasons, and how no dig helped to achieve these results.

This audiobook has 18 sections, covering the key methods and wonderful results of no dig, from starting with weeds to sowing and planting straightaway, and cropping soon after.

You learn how to:

  • Start out no dig
  • Save time and avoid unnecessary effort
  • Create and look after beds and paths, with a whole section on paths and their value
  • Recognize and reduce the different types of weeds
  • Understand and use different types of mulch or soil cover
  • Know the differences between soil, compost, and different types of compost
  • Make compost
  • Grow an abundance of vegetables
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True and effective

My garden is blossoming thank you to this book. I love how the explanations are clear and how effective this method is

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The best book on gardening I have come across

I am new to gardening and I have been reading plenty of books on the topic. I can tell you, this is the best book I have come across by far. I highly recommend anyone who is struggling with gardening, or is new to gardening, to read/audio this book.

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Wonderfully insightful, detailed and relaxing.

My favourite gardening audiobook to date. Any fan of Charles YouTube channel will enjoy being able to listen to him in audiobook form as you potter around the garden planning your next project. Read in his calm and approachable manner, it's great to be given a deeper understanding of the no dig method as well as plenty of comparisons (between no dig and traditionally dug beds) and insight from Charles 40 odd years gardening.

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Another excellent edition from Charles Dowding

Finally I can learn how to be a better gardener while I'm gardening!
Charles Dowding's approach to gardening has literally changed my life, giving me the confidence to leave a toxic work environment and start up my own market garden in Victoria, Australia.
No dig is without a doubt the best way to grow anything, and this Audiobook along with the video's on YouTube, online courses and paperback books that Charles has released over the years can teach anyone how to do it.

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