Hi, I’m Hema and Welcome to My Blog!
I live in north London with my family and I am a passionate gardener. I grow a variety of herbs, salads, vegetables and fruits in my back garden. I have 4 raised beds, some patio planters and pots plus recently an unheated greenhouse. I grew up enjoying fresh vegetables and fruits from the market. However, I became frustrated at not being able to shop like this where I live and that motivated me to start my own little market garden! I decided to share my experiences of growing my own vegetables to inspire all new gardeners through this Grow With Hema blog. Plus, I love all the conversations with my followers on Instagram!
My mum grew lots of the greens we ate and having a childhood filled with fresh produce gave me the dream of growing my own vegetables. With my young children, we tried to grow carrots, lettuce and sweetcorn but struggled with heavy clay and the armies of slugs in my garden! Raised beds have been a true revelation, making growing my own food vegetable a very successful venture! Once you taste your own sun ripened tomatoes, fresh basil from your windowsill and those new potatoes you will definitely be hooked!
I regularly volunteer in community garden projects where I love sharing my passion for gardening … and yes, even on cold windy and wet days! Inspiring people to become confident in growing their own greens for a healthier lifestyle and a sustainable future is definitely my dream. So I invite you to join me as you start your gardening journey to growing your own!