Pamela Anderson's expert-approved vegetable planting technique is a masterclass in kitchen gardening

The model's planting technique leads to fewer weeds, saves time, and is more sustainable

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Fans have watched in awe as Pamela Anderson renovates her family's beautiful home on the coast of Vancouver Island on her HGTV show Pamela's Garden of Eden. One of the most aspirational elements of the former model's 'Ladysmith' property is the organic garden. Pamela took to Instagram to share a sweet birthday video working in the garden, planting away, and gardening aficionados were quick to notice her method.

'Pamela Anderson’s garden is an impressive set-up of newly created, deep-raised beds filled to the brim with beautiful, fresh compost that will be packed with nutrients,' states Rachel Bull, head of gardens at Homes & Gardens. She continues, 'It looks like she is getting busy bedding in a multitude of tomato plants, chilis, and rosemary shrubs. Tomatoes have deep root systems, so will enjoy growing in such substantial raised beds. I’m sure there are more vegetables and herbs in the mix, too.'

Rachel Bull head of gardens
Rachel Bull

Rachel is a gardening writer, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began 15 years ago on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, and has created floral installations at iconic London venues including Kew Gardens, the Barbican and Peckham's Asylum Chapel

As for Pamela's planting technique, Rachel says: 'Pamela has opted for the no-dig method of gardening, of which I’m also an advocate.' This type of permaculture gardening involves mulching over soil with compost instead of digging into it. It is popular for organic vegetable gardens and flower beds.  'There are so many benefits to growing in this way,' says Rachel. 'The key ones for me are fewer weeds, it saves time, the beds retain moisture better and it’s a more eco-friendly option for your backyard.'

The vegetable garden hack is a masterclass in organic gardening. 'There are two amazingly helpful tips we can take away from how Pamela is planting her crops,' states Rachel. 'Firstly, she has placed each pot on the soil before planting, thereby she can be certain there will be enough space between each plant and her beds will look neat and organized,' she continues. Planning a garden is essential for both aesthetics and planting success. 

'Secondly, she has placed the plant label at the base of each variety, which is so important, so that you don’t forget which variety of vegetable or herb it is. Believe me, you think you’ll remember, but even if you have a small garden it is so easy to forget,' says Rachel.

She adds, 'Kitchen gardening on this scale requires a lot of work, so I hope she has some help on hand to assist with harvest time.'


Whether you're a gardening novice or an expert, Pamela Anderson's vegetable garden can provide some much needed inspiration. 

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.