Sarah Raven veg growing course

I recently visited Sarah Raven’s farm at Perch Hill, West Sussex, to attend her ‘all year round’ vegetable growing course. I was very impressed with Sarah’s knowledge and enthusiasm, there was not a dull moment! I will definitely be taking her advice in growing her tried and tested tomato varieties – ‘Black Crim’ – a Russian variety; recommended as we have a climate nearer to that of Russia than the Med. Also the cherry tomato ‘Sungold’. And I will attempt to pick salad leaves all year round! She has a head start with horticultural electric blanket in her polytunnels, but it’s also all about successional sowing. What a clever lady, I am a big fan! I picked up lots of tips and I have also bought her cookery book. Her website is

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