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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Feb 4, 2021

We're kicking off the month of February with our first "growing indoors" episode of Down the Garden Path. In this podcast, we discuss growing indoors and with grow lights with Gardening Girl Julia Dimakos.

Julia started growing food after having children and fell in love with it!  She gardens organically and tries to keep things simple while growing new and uncommon vegetables each year. Her garden is located in Mono, Ontario, on 25 acres on the Niagara Escarpment. Two years ago, Julia expanded her vegetable garden from 2000 to 7000 square feet, continuing in the formal kitchen garden style.

Julia has been growing vegetables and writing about gardening for over 10 years and has been published twice in the Canadian Organic Grower magazine. She loves to inspire others to have their own vegetable gardens by showing them the simpler side of gardening.

Join us this week for our conversation with Gardening Girl Julia Dimakos.

Julia answers a few of our questions:

  • Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started gardening? What inspired you?
  • What inspires you today?
  • What are you growing this year?
  • How much do you start indoors? What does your indoor setup look like?
  • Tell us about some of the resources you have on and how it can help our readers get started the right way.

You can find Julia online here, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Join us in February for more "growing indoors" themed podcasts:

  • 8th: Seed Starting for Beginners with Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing
  • 15th: Electric Cars with Tim Burrows.
  • 28th: Micro Food Growing with Jennifer McGuinness

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade.

And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer. He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, Joanne and Mat