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‘Skills for Growing’: a Charles Dowding talk at the Stripy Duck about the best skills you can learn.

Stripy Duck 35 High Street, Bruton

In ‘Skills for Growing’ Charles shares the knowledge and techniques you need for success in all aspects of vegetable gardening, based on my decades of experience.

Charles’ desire is to save you time, effort and money, through making all your inputs effective. From seeds and water, to the space in your garden. There are three chapters with vital information about spacing, and a harvesting table for easier planning of second plantings to keep space full.

He advises on how to create planting plans, succeed with succession and reduce rotation. There are chapters on saving your own seed, propagation, multisowing, spacing for all common vegetables, methods of harvesting and how they influence growth, watering (both when and how much) and using covers for warmth as well as pest protection. He also describes successful winter gardening, and growing perennial vegetables. 

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