Compared to my other books, this one has much more about no dig, compost and compost making, and using compost. There is also a history of no dig vegetable gardening in the last hundred years. I want you to understand the context, and the reasons why no dig has not been much valued until recently, and why it is now.
Plus there is a chapter on site evaluation and planning your layout, and a whole section on clearing weeds by mulching, with all the associated details.
Although the book is not a manual of vegetable growing, it has two chapters with detailed planting plans for small spaces. These are based on what I grew there in successive seasons together with the results, and how no dig helped to achieve these results. For the 25m2/270ft2 small garden, there are two years’ of planting plans, and tables of the subsequent harvests.
I use the results of my Homeacres trials to help you understand how no dig works, and the value of different composts. I also question and demonstrate the need, or not, to grow vegetables in a different place each year.
This book is based around the written content and photos of my no dig online course. It has 19 chapters, covering the key methods and wonderful results of no dig.
From starting with weeds, to sowing and planting straightaway and cropping soon after that.
You learn how to: