By: Charles Dowding
Presents the philosophy, tips and techniques to run a successful organic garden. Based on his experience of a system of permanent slightly-raised beds, the author takes you through a variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases.
Forget the ‘received wisdom’ about gardening. Observe what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate.
• Respect and encourage life as much as you can, chiefly by spreading good compost or manure.
• There is absolutely no need to dig – digging can harm soil structure, and is not helpful to plants.
The book includes Susie’s recipes to help you make the most of your fresh-picked produce.