Forget the ‘received wisdom’ about gardening. Observe what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate.
• Respect and encourage life as much as you can, chiefly by spreading good compost or manure.
• There is absolutely no need to dig – digging can harm soil structure, and is not helpful to plants.
Based on his experience of a system of permanent slightly-raised beds, cheap to create, without wooden sides, Charles takes you through a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: what to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best to avoid pests and diseases. The book includes Susie's recipes to help you make the most of your fresh-picked produce.