Charles Dowding, one of the pioneers of vegetable box schemes, shares the philosophy, tips and techniques which have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years: 1. Forget the rules: received wisdom about gardening is surprisingly inaccurate. Understand what is going on in your own garden and climate, and work out your own methods 2. Respect and encourage life as much as you can, chiefly by spreading good compost or manure 3. There is no need to dig in compost and manure just spread it on top and let worms take it in 4. You only need to weed about once every ten days. Based on his experience of a system of permanent slightly-raised beds, 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 recipes to inspire you, with your fresh-picked produce, and 32 pages of full colour photographs.