As a new year begins, we bid a fond farewell to the amazing Ann-Marie Powell and welcome a new Growing Together co-presenter – Adhurst Estate Allotment chair Steve Amos joins Claire for gardening chat, ideas and advice.

We’re optimistic for the 2022 gardening year as we gently start to prep the garden, sow a few seeds and discuss projects we’d like to try.  Who’s joining Steve in trying to grow 3 foot prize-winning carrots?! 

We also talk about the importance of vernalisation and Steve’s ‘secret blend of fertilizer and compost’.  Let’s hope he reveals what’s in it next time…

We’d love to hear from you so do get in touch if you have a question or would just like to say ‘hello’.  We’ll also be recording at the Adhurst Estate Allotments once the weather warms and look forward to meeting you there.

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Steve Amos joins Claire Vennis in Growing Together