I am passionate about growing fruit and vegetables, completely self taught I realise it is not difficult to ‘grow your own’, you just need a little organisation and to be aware of the seasons. I am lucky to have a part walled vegetable garden, totally neglected when we bought our property but now it is brimming over with a variety of edibles. We renovated a dilapidated, leaky greenhouse and doubled the vegetable beds, then set about growing all the things my family loved plus a few unusual vegetables and salads to tempt them with!
The vegetable patch took shape quite quickly and proved to be extremely productive in it’s first year. A lot of my friends started coming to me for advice and one of them suggested that I run a couple of mornings teaching them how to set up a vegetable garden and sharing my tips with them.
These courses have proved a big success, so much so that I now run an ever growing number throughout the year, both here and at other locations in the South East. I also enjoy giving talks to local horticultural societies and at events, most recently at The Country Living Christmas Fair for Alitex.
I offer consultancy for clients who have inherited a vegetable garden and don’t know where to start or for those clients who wish to set up a vegetable garden and are unsure where to site it.
LISTEN TO JULIA
Julia was interviewed by William Sitwell on his Biting Talk Podcast, to listen please click HERE
Julia has been interviewed by Toby Buckland on BBC Radio Devon about how she discovered gardening and set up her workshops.
Julia was invited to chat with Sarah Raven on her podcast Grow, Cook, Eat, Arrange recently where they chatted all things Little Grower's Cookbook, to listen to the episode click HERE
Julia is a regular on BBC Radio Kent,Sussex & Surrey on The Pat Marsh Sunday Show chatting and answering questions related to fruit and veg.
If you would like to listen to the latest episode click HERE