Welcome to Parker’s Patch

Grow Your Own Courses, Top Tips, Lifestyle And More….

Hi, I’m Julia and am passionate about growing fruit and vegetables.  I run informal courses from my home on the East/West Sussex borders where I share all my knowledge from seed sowing to when and how to harvest.  From beginner to the more experienced gardener I will help you understand how to sow different seeds and when to do so, sharing my shortcuts and top tips for a  successful harvest year round.  I write an article, Veg On The Ledge, for Leon Restaurants and I publish a monthly newsletter ‘ Jobs for The Month Of…..  I advise clients on how to create, renovate and care for their vegetable gardens and teach them how to maintain a successful harvest throughout the year.


I have just written and published The Little Grower’s Cookbook with Ghillie James, a food writer and foreword by Olivia Colman.  We have put our knowledge together in a children’s book where we hope to educate children and adults alike about nature and the environment through fun activities and recipes. Our book is a collection of small space gardening projects, recipes and activities for busy parents and children. It aims to encourage children to leave their screens alone and go outside to have fun. It is available on Amazon and in most good book retailers.

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