Television gardener Pippa Greenwood teaches Sidcup garden centre public how to grow their own

PUBLISHED: 17:10 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 11 March 2013

Television gardener Pippa Greenwood visited Ruxley Manor Garden Centre in Sidcup today to teach the importance of growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Pippa, who is a regular on Gardeners’ Question Time on the BBC, was at the start of a tour around garden centres across the country to go through a range of techniques and skills needed to start a home food production line.

She said: “These are such good skills to have and it makes you so proud to grow something of your own of your own.

“I also think it tastes better than something you’ll buy in a shop. Food prices are growing and this is a much cheaper way to do things.”

Throughout the tour at the Maidstone Road centre, Pippa explained the principles of grow your own and gave practical demonstrations of potting, creating growing beds and the principles of planting seeds.

Ruxley Manor’s Lisa Bottomly said: “We’re delighted to have a gardening guru visit our garden centre. Pippa is an inspiration and our customers will benefit immensely from her practical demonstrations.”

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