Propagating Seedlings in Spring

Charles Dowding
Wednesday, 23rd April 2014

Charles Dowding has been no-dig gardening for over 20 years.

In the last year he created an abundant market garden, filled with a huge array of fruits and vegetables on what was previously weedy pasture land.

Here he shares his knowledge on sowing seeds and planting seedlings in the propagator. 

He explains how to create sturdy plants from leggy seedlings, compost mixes and his experiments with sowing into cow manure!

For more information on Charles Dowding, visit

Charles Dowding has written a number of informative books, including Organic Gardening, The Natural No-Dig Way and How to Grow Winter Vegetables. Find his books on our Green Shopping website HERE.

Further resources

Charles Dowding explains the many uses for a hot bed in Permaculture magazine 83 - the new issue - available as pdf download, print or through a subscription

Plus we review Charles' new book: How to Create a new Vegetable Garden in PM83

Patrick Whitefield's guide to choosing vegetable seeds

Editor Maddy Harland visit Charles' no-dig garden and learns:

How to create a productive no-dig garden in under a year


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