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Charles Dowding's Incredibly Productive No Dig Market Garden (1/4 Acre Abundance)

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Charles Dowding’s method of growing food is perhaps one of the most inspiring methods out there. He has developed his own style of no dig vegetable growing through his use of compost and the results really do speak for themselves. I decided to go and take a look at Homeacres to see what he is doing and to find out a bit more about no dig. I hope this video will inspire you to find out more, and these links will be useful for that:

Charles’ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1J6siDdmhwah7q0O2WJBg/feed

Charles’ Website: https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/

No Dig Organic Home and Garden Book: https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/product/no-dig-organic-home-garden/

Creating a New Vegetable Garden Book: http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/product/how-to-create-a-new-vegetable-garden/

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Diana Garges says:

We have been growing and following Charles' no dig method for about a year and a half now, and are delighted with our production. We have watched every video we can, and anytime I plant a new crop, I first go to Charles' tutorial. His love of the land and this natural process is inspiring. He is definitely the Johnny Appleseed for our generation. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Kathy Childress says:

Please don't use the black netting, its a death trap for small creatures, birds chipmunks hedgehogs

Ashley Cote says:

2 of my favourites together πŸ’•

Richard Mullins says:

9:50 I agree πŸ˜‰

Richard Mullins says:

He looks like he's peaking on a soil high. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/antidepressant-microbes-soil.htm

Farhana NYC says:

Charles is awesome!

Sudha Radhakrishnan says:

Very nice Garden

Fred Fredrickson says:

I don't believe the harvest weights. The dug bed is visibly more vigorous. Just sayin'

Fitri Ani says:

I love ur garden, wanna try to plant like u do,, thanks so much .. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸ‘

Phoenix Olivia says:

Ok wait. I'm confused. He killed all the weeds just by planting Crown Prince Squash? That's it? That part wasn't clear. Please clarify how he got rid of all the perennial weeds without digging them out. Love your channel!

NΓ³ri Hegyi says:

tom hanks who

. says:

We dont understand the bacteria well enough to give them a chance

Lori K says:

Will this work with heavy clay soil?

Phillistus Mashamaite says:

Beautiful indeed

Frank Schirmer says:

The skylight layout bothers me.
The word you are looking for instead of 'rules' is 'guidelines'

berlinbabylon says:

his compost shed is bigger than my house…

Christy Allred says:

This garden is wonderful! I discovered this no dig garden about two years ago. I implemented it last season and compared to my neighbor's garden, he digs so heavily, I had much more growth. This year I'm going for year two of "no dig" and I'm so excited to see the outcome.

chrishawkins75 says:

Amazing garden!!!

GL says:

Why is your compost covered? Do you have too much rain? Or is it something else?

Cristiane Barcelos says:

Thank you , πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™

msmeg says:

I'm curious why he doesn't harvest the beans part of the year, and just let's them overgrown and go to waste. Anyone know?

Jackie Myers says:

How do keep rabbits out of your garden? I have one and it's literally decimating my garden. I have fenced and it manages to get through.

Jason Rockwell says:

Do you have any tips for getting rid of Bermuda grass?

stormy says:

Charles is a doll! Gorgeous gardens, home, life…coat? Grins. I really really like and respect Mr. Dowding but I have to say HE does stir up his soil, HE does use a balanced fertilizer once per year. Gardening is easy when one understands what every bit of work and calories expended are for.

No till…pulling out those potatoes is certainly tilling, LOOSENING A compacted soil , raising it above the level of the little walkways makes for incredible drainage. Compost is NOT fertilizer. There MIGHT be a tad of N left when the organics are finally DECOMPOSED but not much. Nitrogen in the debris is meant specifically for the decomposers. They get that N first. Way before the plants. One should know just how much CHEMISTRY (not nutrients, plants don't need nutrients, they need chemistry)! happens to be in one's soil that one has been dumping hot and decomposed organic matter all over in place of fertilizer. And Mr. Dowding has confessed to using a balanced fertilizer every spring.

I HATE being such a downer, especially for Mr. Dowding! His gardens are healthy and gorgeous for quite a few reasons; he has his hands in the soil and his eyes on everything. But this is NOT because of No Till or No Fertilizer. All in the definitions I suppose. Question his on this stuff. Make him tell you what he knows which is down to the elements on the periodic table and soil sciences…semantics and definitions if you don't understand the terms one might just be unsuccessful.

Compost is NOT a balanced or even a supportive fertilizer. Compost is never a soil substitute. These are factoids in any University Master Gardener program…learning the BASICS will help tremendously to succeed. This other stuff just sounds better to the newbie gardeners cause it sounds like NO WORK. Work isn't work when you know why you are performing that work, expending those calories and every year you experience success.

mcmanpa says:

Charles is highly knowledgeable and I'm very interested to learn from all he has to say but it is a shame he has a tendency from time to time to mutter & speak under his breath which makes his speech unintelligible. Pity.

Rebecca van Dorsten says:

Have been a no digg gardener since I started.. initially couldn’t be bothered as it’s lost of work and don’t ave endless time.. also mix plants and let them self sow.. Have been getting great harvests… just have to still work on the tomato and Aubergine seedlings as I don’t have a greenhouse yet..

Eric Balcon says:

This looks fab, quite an industrial mass production really ! lol. Really amazing but it needs a total devotion to get such results.

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