Charles Dowding's Incredibly Productive No Dig Market Garden (1/4 Acre Abundance)

Charles Dowding's Incredibly Productive No Dig Market Garden (1/4 Acre Abundance)

Charles Dowding’s method of growing food is perhaps one of the most inspiring methods out there. He has developed his own style of no dig vegetable growing through his use of compost and the results really do speak for themselves. I decided to go and take a look at Homeacres to see what he is doing and to find out a bit more about no dig. I hope this video will inspire you to find out more, and these links will be useful for that:

Charles’ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1J6siDdmhwah7q0O2WJBg/feed

Charles’ Website: https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/

No Dig Organic Home and Garden Book: https://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/product/no-dig-organic-home-garden/

Creating a New Vegetable Garden Book: http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/product/how-to-create-a-new-vegetable-garden/

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50 Comments

  1. cali rose on August 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t have a garden. I have a home and free buffet for every gopher in the world.

  2. Lorraine Jett on August 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Love your videos! Would you mind mentioning some about how you cook some of the things in your garden? We are trying to eat more kinds of vegies we’re not used to and I’m always looking at how most gardeners are preparing them for the dinner table. Blessing to you Sir!

  3. Esther Ncube on August 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    This is a a beautiful garden.

  4. Gordon Bricker on August 28, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    9:45 so true, that’s the way to plant!

  5. itstheblessing on August 28, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I absolutely loved this video ! Just beautiful and I know it took a great amount of work , At almost 67 I now have a small yard and gardening for the first time . I started pole bean’s called Rattlesnake beans inside . Living in WA state for the first time too and shorter growing season . I put the plants outside to get used to it a little each day before I planted them . Looked good and yesterday I saw something had eaten holes of all sizes in my bean plants ! I dug around to see what it might be . Any idea’s what might do this and what I can do to resolve this problem ? I am hoping the plants will come back .
    Across a few feet in my garden I planted my Contender bush beans I also had started inside and no sign of anything eating them .
    Thank you for any tips you may have for me . Have a blessed day , Linda

  6. Fred Bradbury on August 28, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Charles, can u advise what brand and model your greenhouse is or was it custom? Thanks

  7. Nuch Ap on August 28, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    👍👍👍😍😍😍

  8. PALLAVI POOJARY on August 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I liked your talking way sir

  9. Duyên Trần Thị on August 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Ôi vườn rau nhà anh tuyệt vời.có cả cây măng tây nữa kìa ngon quá

  10. holycow92883 on August 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  11. marynadononeill on August 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I’m in Ireland and it is like a cold jungle here compared to California (I love Cali). Everything grows here too – it is much like Dowding’s climate in SW England. I’m not even a beginner with growing food. I mostly grow flowers in pots but lately been sticking sprouted organic veg from the supermarket straight into pots and they’re growing like crazy. So many creative options. I’m getting inspired by these videos and hope to start a food garden someday soon. Good luck with your avocado trees. Great idea.

  12. PrecisionTreck on August 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I love this.

  13. Kompost&Liebe on August 28, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I am doing the same since years. I ask myself, why he has so much blank soil? Auf deutsch, Flächenkompostierung und Direktsaat 🙂

  14. Op Hs on August 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing. You have a beautiful vegetable garden, pretty large too. Love how simple your methods are. Thank s

  15. Benny David Dawit on August 28, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Sorry this man is not normal ?

  16. Сауле Абдуллаева on August 28, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Мечта а не огород.спасибо👍👍👍🤗

  17. darja25 on August 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This is just heaven on earth!! Compliments!!

  18. Jonalyn Gaba on August 28, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Iike planting

  19. College Rodent on August 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I was told that paper cardboard wasn’t really safe. The paper industry adds tons of chemicals to make cardboard. How about coffee ground? It depends on how the coffee beans were grown. Coffee ground may contain insecticides and herbicides. This so-called organic gardening method is not safe unless you obtain all the organic matter from within your own garden.

  20. Carol Burnett on August 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Did you call the beautiful raspberry "Joan Jay". I am not sure, but I am interested in the variety…..

  21. ezekiel mhina on August 28, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I love this garden, but um not sure if this is 1/4 acre

  22. Mike's Greenhouse on August 28, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Great video Huw

  23. Gma 2Dawgz on August 28, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome, my dream garden…. I can’t get rid of the grass that takes over

  24. Scoob Scooby on August 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Beautiful garden beautiful I love it👏👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽😎

  25. Shanea McLennan on August 28, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    He’s so adorable and happy that I can’t stop smiling.

  26. Mark Oliver on August 28, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    My property is clay. We mulch and compost into the clay, the weeds and invasive species. After 6 months you have soil beds and just mulch for the summer and compost for the winter. The soil gets better and deeper and the plants thrive. Any hoo, a north NZ perspective. Feed the soil and let the wild life do the digging.

  27. bbruce995 on August 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    run water pipes through your compost piles, you can preheat the water going into your house… google the Jean Pain method

  28. Abdul Wahab bin Abdillah on August 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks

  29. RAMESH VAIJINATH on August 28, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    It’s amazing very nice thanks for sharing this Video

  30. Toàn Miền Tây on August 28, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    So amazing… so beautiful… i from Vietnam… the garden of you my dream of me. …

  31. Robert Vanyo on August 28, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    If you lazy, just be honest. It’s not a shame, a bit embarrassing, bud still a bit different. My second point is, not everywhere in U.K. is soil and climate the same like in your village. It’s definitely not my way.

  32. M Ppp on August 28, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    No dig? Please explain your no dig method in simple terms so this "colonial" American can understand it. Your gardening is amazing and I love your green house.

  33. Julietendino Quirante on August 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Thats is very good garden..god bless everyone who love gardening

  34. MYA on August 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Wealth of information…thank you

  35. Adyla Ady on August 28, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    My dad already use this method 20yrs ago.. 😄
    I’m already thinking to use the same method because of my back yard soil is harden enough to dig..

  36. Cyrus T on August 28, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    2:48 *when you hit the blunt too hard*

  37. Shirley Brown on August 28, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful garden

  38. Siddarth M V on August 28, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    I want to start farming and found your channel to be helpful. You got a subscriber from India.

  39. CHEYSAS-ជ័យសាស្ត្រ on August 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I am so love your plants and ideas

  40. Bettybop49 on August 28, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Those St Judes commercials are so very hard

  41. Garden and Home on August 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Such a beautiful garden.

  42. Sedonia Dragotta on August 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I’d really would like to meet you .

  43. Antoni on August 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    He’s a very nice person

  44. muuri psoras on August 28, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    You are a very happy beautiful man. Great garden

  45. Món Vàng Channel on August 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    This is amazing garden. This is my favorite. I love it so so much 😍

  46. Lord Renwick on August 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Is this old geezer related to the flow hive guy?

  47. Птица Удачи on August 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I’m from Russia, Far East. I have a garden too. I think, the weather is very important for growing. Most of the time, especially in spring, spreading fog where I live. That’s why its very interesting to see youre experience. Thanks a lot!))

  48. Matt Coyle Music on August 28, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    this guy is so likable

  49. Noella Kasongo TV on August 28, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    this is the coolest garden i have ever seen on you tube

  50. ธนิดา สืบไทย on August 28, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    👍👍👍👍😊😊

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