I think this is the same as planting in the earth, it's just that you put COMPOST on TOP and plant into that instead. Probably 'easier' but the same planting rules apply.
Thanks for teaching, Charles. Actually, I prepare my whole garden for the new 2019 season and I have to say that I use your book Veg Course as my reference. Wonderfully written with so much information. And then your videos are extremely helpful in visualizing the whole process step by step as a complementary practicing. Thanks.
When I grow up I want to be Charles Dowding.
I've always wanted to grow potatoes but thought you needed a lot of room for them and read in Jerry Baker's plants are people that there's certain things you can't grow by one another, like pole beans and brussel sprouts. I learned that the hard way, I also heard not to plant tomatoes in the same spot for at least 3 years.
I love your vegetable garden. It looks so healthy, so neat and so clean
Hi Charles, I have managed to keep my Charlots in sacks until March/April, more by accident than by design. I notice you bury the seed potatoes where as, it Ruth Stout? just throws them on the ground and cover with hay, have you tried this version?
Great video once again Charles- I am going to try normal potatoes again but I do really well with sweet potatoes here in Brisbane Australia because we are sub-tropical. Cheers Denise Brady
How many potatoes do you expect to yield from the planting space and the 8 seed potatoes your planting?
Hi (again) from Florida, Charles! Great video. Just wondering where you get your seed potatoes? Could you recommend anywhere to buy seed potatoes? Would you ever plant potatoes from the store? Thanks so much!
I've looked into the no dig method and although I can't disagree that you're getting a great crop there's one thing that's bringing out the cynical in me. You need lot's and lot's of compost. Your 'soil' appears to be nothing but virtually pure compost. It would be easy to grow anything in a garden if it was like that and obviously you wouldn't need to dig it. If I was to cover my plot in a layer of compost/ manure to that depth I'd need a few lorry loads. I'm afraid this is more about covering your garden in tons of compost rather than just simply not digging it over. I have heavy clay soil and if I never dug it over and frequently walked on it I'd need a pick axe to get my spuds out rather than my hands. I still think this is a great method - if you can get your hands on endless supplies of compost. Most gardeners don't have that luxury.
Wonderful testimony to the "no dig" method, Mr. Dowding. Thank you for the inspiration and instruction. We have learned a great deal from you. We are in a colder, less mild climate than you (5b), there are many lessons and techniques we have taken from you, although we must tweak some of the timing.
Thank you again.
I’m from Australia too. We have moved to a near acre that had no care for a year or more and it took intensive traditional methods to get it going. This will offer us results without killing us with work I think 🤔
Subtitle english... please..
I read somewhere that you can use your lawn clippings to earth up? What do you think of that idea? Love your videos, and makes me want to get out and plant things even if it is December
What is the difference between a seed spud and and a spud that we eat please?
Seems easy enough, my first delivery of compost was disappointing, plastic, rags, rocks, metal? Not happy.
horticulturists say (here in Italy) not to water potatoes because water attract a lot of insect that come from under ground to the surface and eat them ( we notice that potato become brown). Maybe (i suppose) it is true only if you water after a period of drought...But this doesn't happen if you keep the ground costantly moist....what do you think about it? (i live in oltrepo pavese, 300 mt high, on the corner of Pianura Padana. ) NB) Your video seems to come from another (spplendid) world!!!
Charles,,,,,I am inspired by your videos as I love to garden but one problem now,,,,,, we moved to Alaska! Here the growing season is much shorter and cooler. Tomatoes will produce nothing to not much at all unless grown in a greenhouse. Some things do well here,,,,like potatoes. The largest potatoe I've dug here from the landlords garden weighed a little over three pounds, nice and smooth in the shape of the almond seed at 11 and 1/2 inches long. we now have our own property but the soil is not the best. Also,,,,moose will destroy a garden in a short time but they don't bother potatoes.Here
in Alaska mulching with old hay or straw is SO expensive.Straight from the farm will cost $10. a square bale,,,,,,$20. from a gas station. I'm not sure how available wood chip mulch is and what it costs. We've only been here 3 1/2 years now and love it here and we live in an 8' X16' tiny house [no loft] a week shy of 2 years now. How do we heat it??? We run a Honda 2000 generator that is air cooled. So I added a contraption to capture the warm air and pipe that air into the house and right now it shows 85 degrees inside and 21 degrees outside. Yes,,,we like it warm!!! The air coming in exits through the range hood vent.The humidity is between 45 and 50 %.When it is warmer we use a small electric heater with electric from the grid and stop the generator. Using the electric heater when it is really cold outside causes the humidity to go high and we don't want mold problems. I'll stop here or it will turn into a book,,,,
Hope you doing well..
I admire your information about farming .. And your beautiful garden full of crops .. Really amazing .. And a very beautiful view..
Unfortunately i don't have space at all only the roof, which share with my neighbour, have you ever use pots to grow tomato potato cucumber flowers ..etc
thanks you so much 🌹😘
I heard that potatoes like seaweed feeds. Greedy feeders, like tomatoes.