No-dig gardening guide with Charles Dowding

No-dig gardening guide

Learn all about no-dig gardening, with tips from no-dig gardener Charles Dowding.

The no-dig gardening method is one employed largely by growers of organic vegetables, though it applies to ornamental plants, too.

Rather than digging the soil to remove weeds, this process involves applying organic matter, such as garden compost or well-rotted manure, to the soil surface, emulating the natural processes of decomposition, as plants die back and leaves fall. Instead of being dug in, the no-dig gardener allows plants, fungi and soil organisms to break down and incorporate the organic matter into the soil.

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