Simplifying the rules – easier ways to a successful vegetable and fruit garden

West Dean Gardens



On Saturday 15 February, Charles Dowding will be hosting a talk around growing and maintaining a successful fruit and vegetable garden.

Charles explains his no-dig style of gardening, composting, sowing at the best time, and how to achieve healthy plants. He will also share how to grow salad leaves all year, succession planting and winter vegetables.

Key areas of discussion will include:

1. Save time with quicker and more productive methods

2. Salad leaves all year - how to grow and pick large and repeat harvests from a small area, even in winter

3. Succession planting and winter vegetables

Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.

Lunch is included.

Charles Dowding

Charles graduated from Cambridge in 1980 and then started an organic, no dig market garden. He is self-taught and learns from observation at home and abroad and is trialling new methods all the time. He teaches, writes and grows vegetables for sale, has seven books published and seven films on his Youtube channel.

"Learning amazing and workable new skills from a unique and personable horticulturalist that I will immediately be putting into practice on my allotment."

Julie Churcher, 2019