It’s time to start seed sowing! Claire and Steve discuss how to germinate tomato, aubergine and pepper seeds.

From Steve’s plot at the Adhurst Estate Allotments, and with the sound of children playing in their mud kitchen nearby, they also talk about planning your gardening space, give advice for pruning roses and look forward to the upcoming seed swap.

Joining them in this episode is RHS Wisley Garden Manager Sheila Das who shares how her love of horticulture and growing edibles began, as well as the importance of soil health with the ‘no dig’ approach to the World Food Garden.

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