At this time of year most people are looking forward to getting out into the sunshine, taking walks in the countryside, eating fresh, healthy food and generally keeping fit and healthy. To help you reach your goals try adding superfood to your diet. A superfood is a food that’s especially rich in healthy nutrients that boost the immune system, protect against disease, keep you looking and feeling young and generally make you feel on top of the world! Wayfair has put together the […]
First earlies provide new potatoes suitable for salads second earlies fill in the gap between the first earlies and the main crop. Main Crop can be used straight from the ground or can be stored for use over Winter.
Growing your own vegetables, salads and herbs can be extremely satisfying. Not only do they taste much better than shop bought vegetables they are also cheaper and tend to provide us with more vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It is also so much more convenient to pop out to your garden than to trek down to the shops for a couple of fresh tomatoes and a lettuce.
One challenge of living in a northern climate is the relatively short growing season which unfortunately means you have to purchase your vegetables in the winter or simply live without them for several months. Fortunately with a little planning and work you could also create a basic indoor hydroponic system to extend your growing season. Hydroponics has been around for centuries but is still relatively unknown. Hydroponics translated from Latin means ‘working water’ but a simple alternative way to describe […]
Plan your gardening year with our Vegetable Plot Diary. Keep track of when to sow seeds indoors and outdoors, when to plant, when to harvest and when to carry out other vegetable gardening tasks.