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Charles Dowding |
Monday, 28th April 2014

No-dig expert, Charles Dowding, explains the benefits of using a hotbed in the garden and greenhouse.

Hotbeds are a great way to start of vegetables when it is still cold. Whether you are experiencing a cold spring or your climate is cooler, this method enables early vegetables.

In Charles's newest hotbed, built just four weeks ago, beetroot and spinach are already growing.

Charles Dowding |
Thursday, 24th April 2014

Charles Dowding shares his experiments with no-dig vegetable beds and sowing plants in relation to the moon phases.

In one area of his market garden Charles is experimenting with three different beds - dig with no compost, no-dig with no compost and no-dig with compost. He's even added rock dust to a strip in each bed as an extra experiment.

Charles Dowding |
Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

Charles Dowding has been no-dig gardening for over 20 years.

In the last year he created an abundant market garden, filled with a huge array of fruits and vegetables on what was previously weedy pasture land.

Here he shares his knowledge on sowing seeds and planting seedlings in the propagator. 

Permaculture Ideas |
Thursday, 10th April 2014

Hugelkultur beds have many benefits, from soil aeration to carbon sequestering.

Not only are they easy to create, they are also a great way to use up old pieces of wood and because they are built vertically, they take up less space - perfect for a small garden!

101 Visions |
Saturday, 22nd March 2014

A quick and easy guild to building with glass bottles.

Recycling glass bottles is a great way to create a stunning and unique wall in your home, shed or garden.

They are easy to make and with such a variety of colours and shapes out there, so many different designs can be made!

SciFri |
Saturday, 15th March 2014

Chris and Malissa Tack worked out they had spent $58,000 on rent in the last four years. They decided to change all that by building their very own tiny home. They designed the 140-square-foot home on computer first and set about building it though they had never undertaken a build project on this scale before.

Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 12th March 2014

How do we help our children reconnect with Nature and learn about sustainability, especially when they have never spent time in Nature? Woodlander Ben Law, Permaculture editor, Maddy Harland, and Christine Seaward from the Sustainability Centre, all describe the kind of activities that happen at the centre on the South Downs in England.

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 6th March 2014

Charles Dowding is the master of No Dig gardening. Tim and I were lucky enough to visit him in late autumn and not only enjoy learning how he gardens (he is a dedicated experimenter), we also got to eat an entire three course meal from the garden in November. It was delicious.