Gardening? Pah. It’s gloomy and it’s wet, cold and mushy so who on earth wants to garden. Not me. I’d rather put the kettle on, pop a crumpet (or five) in the toaster and settle down with a good read. And if you fancy doing the same, why I might even send you a free gardening book. This one:
Here is what Jessica at Aurum Publishing has to say about Mr Dowding’s Veg Journal:
“Plan bumper harvests the no-dig way – Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal provides simple steps, experienced advice and seasonal checklists to plan a year’s veg growing. The information is taken from the author’s successful Charles Dowding Vegetable Course and is arranged in a useful monthly journal so that no activity is overlooked and readers can follow his mantra of ‘little and often’.
• find success with more than 35 vegetables and herbs from tomatoes to basil, carrots to coriander;
• start a no-dig veg plot on virgin or dug ground, improve the soil and become an expert mulcher and weeder;
• learn key dates for sowing, staking, harvesting and storing using time-saving monthly checklists;
• make a raised bed, tackle slugs and snails, and produce the sweetest-smelling compost;
• understand the techniques for intercropping, companion planting, seed viability and crop succession.
No-dig is a long-established way to grow healthy, organic crops while preserving the soil’s integrity. Charles Dowding is the UK’s leading expert.”
Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal will be published in February by Frances Lincoln and will retail for £14.99. But if you would like to win your own free copy, here’s what you need to do:
leave a reply/comment to this post saying that you wish to enter and (if you don’t do so already) follow ‘The Anxious Gardener.’ Erm … and that’s it! Easy, huh?
The closing date is midnight on Friday 7th February 2014. I shall draw the winner out of my rather disreputable, mowing Panama and notify the winner by email. Sorry to say that you must be a UK resident to enter (or at least have a UK postal address to which the book can be posted).
To order Charles Dowding’s Veg Journal at the discounted price of £12.00 including p&p* (RRP: £14.99), telephone 01903 828503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the offer code APG69.
Alternatively, send a cheque made payable to:
Please quote the offer code APG69 and include your name and address details.
*UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.
This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone for entering.
And the winner is … Ros Forge. Congratulations!