“It’s important to demystify everything, from the basics like digging the soil and sowing seeds, to creating an entirely new outdoor space from scratch.”
SARAH WILSON, HORTICULTURIST
How it all began
Roots and All started when Sarah had the niggling feeling that things could be done better to introduce people to horticulture and to help make sure they were successful in their attempts at growing. She realised that growing and cultivating things was still a bit of a mystery to some and decided it was important to demystify everything, from the basics like digging the soil and sowing seeds to creating an entirely new outdoor space from scratch. Her attitude is practical and there’s no room in the Roots and All garden for superfluous gadgets, ‘miracle’ products or anything else she finds to be a waste of time, money or resources.
The information on the site is useful for all gardeners, but the focus is definitely on wildlife and the environment. Sarah gardens from a low-impact perspective, aiming to tread lightly on any outdoor space in which she works. She also carries her vegan principles through to her work, adopting a ‘no-kill’ policy in the garden.
The podcast provides honest and practical information and brings together some of the best-known experts in the world of horticulture. It will be particularly useful if you’re interested in looking at ways to reduce the impact of your growing endeavours on the environment and animals, but really the advice is useful to all gardeners regardless of their working methods. If there’s anything you’d like to see covered on the site in the future, feedback and suggestions are welcomed.
Roots and All is a constantly expanding repository for information and is aimed at everybody who’s interested in plants and greening up their environment. So please have a dig around the site, you’re sure to find something to help you get growing…
As a consequence of my desire for independence, Roots and All is self-funded. I can only continue to provide impartial advice if you are happy to support me, so please consider visiting my GoFundMe page and making a donation, however large or small, to support my work.
Please also take a look at www.gardencourses.com which is an offshoot business of the podcast, offering online horticultural training to novice gardeners.