WINNER of a copy of No-Dig Children's Gardening Book by
Charles Dowding
Judit Hollik-Nagy!

Enter for the chance to win this colourfully illustrated No-Dig Gardening book for children by Charles Dowding

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This competition closes at midnight on 16th February 2023 and is open to UK residents only. Please see our competition rules set out below. 

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About the Book:

No-dig children’s gardening book – you dream of growing your own fruit and vegetables but don’t like digging and weeding. This is the one for you! Whether you have a garden, a balcony, or a window box, Charles Dowding's no-dig method is the perfect way to create a family garden together.

Beautiful and charismatic illustrations by Kristyna Litten are on every page. They bring the possibilities and joy of gardening to life, before you even begin.
He explains how healthy soil will lead to healthy plants and will grow more of the amazing creatures that live in soil. The book tells you about the magic of compost, the amazing power of seeds. And how to grow flowers that bring in more wildlife.

There are step-by-step activities and a planting chart to show you how you can grow food for your dinner table no matter the season. The perfect book for any budding young gardener. See also Charles Dowding's Schools no-dig page, with a chart for term-time harvests.


  • Dear gardeners
  • What is no-dig gardening?
  • No-dig mythbusting
  • What is soil and what makes it healthy?
  • Microbe power!
  • What is compost?
  • How to make compost
  • Suitable heap enclosures
  • A no-dig bed in a day
  • Creating a no-dig bed
  • Planting a no-dig bed
  • What is a weed?
  • Sowing seeds under cover
  • Sowing for four seasons of food
  • When to sow and plant common vegetables
  • A no-dig sensory garden
  • Raising seedlings
  • Upcycling in your garden
  • Attract wildlife in your garden
  • School gardens in Surrey
  • Grow a giant sunflower
  • Grow and carve a Halloween pumpkin
  • Vegetables need company!
  • A no-dig market garden
  • Be a garden scientist
  • Ten easy flowers
  • Gardening for children with additional needs
  • Seed-saving projects
  • Useful information
  • Index

Read success stories from families and groups using Charles' methods. The simple and achievable gardening projects in this book are perfect for parents and young children to do together. My no dig techniques perfectly lend themselves to gardening with little ones. They can’t manage heavy digging and quickly grow bored of endless weeding – and weeds are few!
Projects are in easy, step-by-step processes, designed for children. Attractive, full-bleed photography is supplemented with fun illustration and fully illustrated factual spreads. Running throughout the gardening projects are extra little facts about plants and wildlife. As well as things to look out for when you are outdoors. And with no-dig as cornerstone method to make it all easier and natural.

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781783128686
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm


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