How to Create a New Vegetable Garden: Producing a Beautiful and Fruitful Garden From Scratch

Charles Dowding

Language: English

Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.

Published: Feb 12, 2015


Drawing on his years of experience as an expert gardener, Charles Dowding illustrates the simplicity of starting a new vegetable garden with tales and pictures from his first year on his latest plot of land. Filled with insights into the processes that Charles uses to garden so successfully, this practical book is a must-read for anyone who has unused land and doesn't know where to start. The book will take you through starting points, stages of clearing ground, mulch, comparing techniques, early sowings and plantings, and growing in polytunnels and greenhouses. This book is invaluable for realizing the full potential of any plot of land—no matter its previous uses.



"Another inspiring yet practical book from Charles Dowding." -- Rozie Apps Permaculture Magazine "It is impossible not to geel inspired by the unique combination of helpful guidance and enthusiastic encouragement of experimentation. As Charles proves, there is no plot of land too wild to tame, a building site too overgrown with weeds or an unwanted lawn that can't be turned into a productive and beautiful garden area." -- Chris Allen Gardening TImes "This is yet another book that will, as a manual, be on my bookshelf, but it will sure spend more in my hand than on the shelf." -- Michael Smith Green (Living) Review "How to Create a New Vegetable Garden is the best vegetable gardening book I have read for a long time." -- "If this doesn't encourage more of us to turn our gardens into productive and beautiful spaces, I don't know what will." -- Anne Swithinbank, broadcaster and gardening writer "Whether you're a dedicated gardener or a newcomer to the word of growing, take a look: Charles's methods work beautifully." -- Mark Diacono, gardener, food writer and broadcaster "How to clear weeds and grow great plants: Charles explains from a wealth of experience." -- Sarah Raven, journalist and garden writer

About the Author

Charles Dowding is a veteran organic grower, having practiced no-dig gardening for 30 years. He is the author of Charles Dowding’s Vegetable Course, Gardening Myths and Misconceptions, How to Grow Winter Vegetables, Organic Gardening, and Salad Leaves; contributes articles to many magazines, including Gardeners’ World, Gardens Illustrated, and Grow It!; gives regular talks; and runs gardening courses. He has appeared on radio and television, including BBC TV’s Gardeners’ World.