From their sunny spot on the Adhurst Estate Allotment, Claire and Steve update on what they’ve been growing, hardening off and planting out as the gardening season picks up pace.

In this episode, there’s dahlia advice, successional sowing to avoid a glut (hopefully!), uninvited badgers, risky brassicas, a thumbs-up for sphagnum moss in hanging baskets and various structures you can create for climbing beans.

With additional interviews from Matt Biggs and Frances Tophill at the BBC Gardeners World Spring Fair.

Will you be taking part in No Mow May? 

Claire and Steve would love to hear from you! You can contact them on 01730 555500 or email

Growing Together is presented by Claire Vennis and Steve Amos and is recorded at the Adhurst Estate Allotments, twice a month during the growing season.

Growing Together from Petersfield’s Shine Radio – Saturday mornings at 7, Monday evenings at 6 and Wednesday evenings at 8 – and always online at or on your favourite podcast app.

Gorgeous tulips

Wild West wagon beds for Steve’s ‘Project Carrot’
How do you grow your potatoes?