It sounds like the Holy Grail for gardeners – to achieve better results and improve our health, all while doing a little less hard graft in the garden.
We hear from organic veg guru Charles Dowding, who’s been mastering the art of no-dig gardening for decades – and shares with us the science behind why it works, as well as how to get started in no dig, whatever the size of your plot.
Years of observation from growing veg commercially on his West Country smallholding means his advice draws directly from real-world experiences and hard-won results. From a new way to look at soil improvement, to throwing out the rule book on crop rotation, Charles debunks plenty of gardening myths as he sets out a simple way to grow more, dig less and reap the rewards.
Catch up on the first three series of the BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Podcast:
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Find out more
- Find out more about Charles, on his website
- Follow Charles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- FAQs about no-dig gardening
- No-dig gardening guide
- Find out your soil type
- University of Colorado study into benefits of soil bacteria
- Garden Organic on the risks of neonicotinoid aminopyralid in compost
- Prof. Duncan Cameron shares with Arit Anderson how to improve garden soil in our Growing Greener podcast series
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