It was a chilly morning at the Adhurst Estate Allotment; Claire and Steve were bundled up in layers, armed with hot drinks and even a hot water bottle! 

With plans to ease slowly into the growing year, they share advice for sowing sweet peas, germinating onion seeds, how to chit potatoes and propagator excitement.

Joining them in this episode is Mark Porter, trustee of the National Garden Scheme, with news of gardens opening very soon for viewing snowdrop and spring bulbs.  There’s always the enticing promise of cake too and it may surprise you to find out what variety of cake is a NGS favourite. 

Head Gardener Ben Pope returns with The Working Garden Diary for January with advice to ‘garden by the seasons’.  In this episode, Ben has plans for trying something new this year, greenhouse inspiration and why you should be eating sprouts now.  

Growing Together is sponsored by De Mellow and Co – financial advice for you, your family and your future.

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