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Grow Your Own With Emmerdale - Introduction From Jonny McPherson

Find out about our collaboration with Emmerdale, where we show you how easy it is to grow your own fruit and veg at home.
Dr Liam (Jonny McPherson) - Growing Your Own With Emmerdale



I'm Jonny McPherson and I am delighted to be involved with the new project "Grow Your Own With Emmerdale" - brought to you by People's Postcode Lottery.

I play Dr Liam in Emmerdale, and my character set up an allotment project for the village. He did this to both encourage people to be more sustainable with their food choices but also to use easy gardening projects to help with mental health.

But now it is your turn! People's Postcode Lottery are keen to take inspiration from the show and encourage you to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Why? Well, like the show we think it will not only help to grow your own food in recycled goods or pots that you can find around your own home, but also it can really help with your mental wellbeing. Don't worry, you don't need an allotment or garden - everything we are showing you can be grown in a container right on your doorstep or windowsill.

The videos will start you off with the types of containers you can repurpose from items you can find at home as well as simple planting instructions.

I am a novice like you - therefore we're also joined by some experts. These are both of the Emmerdale Allotment gardeners, Lisa and Jo, as well as Elinor from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - one of the charities that People's Postcode Lottery players support.

Enjoy - and please let us know how you get on.


Links To Grow Your Own

Week 1 - Potatoes

Week 2 - Carrots

Published: 28/04/2022

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