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Charles Dowding |
Saturday, 3rd May 2014

Another useful video from no-dig expert Charles Dowding.

Here he shares some handy tips for sowing carrots plus debunking a well-known carrot myth!

Learn about sowing and planting into no-dig beds with a layer of compost on the top, planting lettuce, strengthing plants and using fleece for protection.

 
Formidable Vegetable Sound System |
Friday, 2nd May 2014

A funky song and video from the amazing Formidable Vegetable Sound System. 

Yield is one of 12 songs on their album Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual, which covers the 12 permaculture principles through a mash of 'speakeasy-electroswing beats and the ukulele.

 
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.