Charles Dowding draws on his years of experience, to show how easy it is to start a new vegetable garden. Any plot – whether a building site, overgrown with weeds or unwanted lawn – can be turned into a beautiful and productive vegetable area. Charles’s no-nonsense and straightforward advice is the perfect starting point for the beginner or experienced gardener.
The book takes you step-by-step through:
Â Â * Planning and early stages
Â Â * Clearing the ground
Â Â * Mulch – what, why, how?
Â Â * Minimizing digging
Â Â * Sowing and planting across the seasons
Â Â * Growing in polytunnels and greenhouses
It is filled with labour-saving ideas and the techniques that Charles uses to garden so successfully and is illustrated throughout with photos and tales from Charles’s first year in his new vegetable garden.