How To Grow Amazing Salad Greens with Charles Dowding


charles dowdingCharles Dowding is a brilliant gardening author, vegetable grower and passionate gardening teacher.  He specializes in growing salads, and in pioneering techniques in the garden that don’t require digging.  He loves lecturing and workshops and is an enthusiastic tour guide at Home Acres, his garden in Somerset England.  His book Salad Leaves For All Seasons is a resounding hit, getting excellent reception from vegetable gardening fans all over.


In This Episode You Will Discover:

  • zone adaptation secrets – mulch versus hay
  • learning respect for vegetables – the Olympic athletes of the garden!
  • Attack Of The Leather Jackets – doom for lettuce
  • 3 secrets to growing lettuce that doesn’t bolt
  • mysteries of the New Zealand OCA




Resources Mentioned

One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka and Frances Moore Lappe

Lady Eve Balfour – The Living Soil

This is the book Charles mentioned on the show!

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