In the wake of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show – held between 24-28 May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London – we’re full of inspiration and renewed determination to make this year the year in which we’ll make our gardening debut.
And according to a recent study, we’re not the only ones who’re getting keen about going green.
Baking, cooking and gardening has surged in popularity in the past few years and in a generational turnaround this ‘homeliness culture’ is now increasingly seen as fashionable rather than old fashioned.
And so more and more people are now joining the dots and showing an interest in growing organic food and buying local produce to use in their home cooking. In fact, organic food sales are set to shoot up according to this Garden Organic post so growing your food at home is a wise way to go as we may soon experience shortages in some areas.
As we steadily approach longer, warmer summer months, what better time for a fruit and veg growing novice to try their hand at gardening?!
We’ve been hungrily searching for deals and tips to help make your gardening life a little easier.
We absolutely love this Complete Fruit Bush Garden section at You Garden – perfect for fruit-growing beginners. Their hand-picked selection of seeds comprising raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries and gooseberries are great for potting or for planting in a small fruit garden. Prices vary depending on what you pick!
You Garden top tip: encourage bees in your garden during Spring, when flowers and trees are blossoming. Your fruit endeavours will only be fruitful if you can get bees pollinating flowers!
Starter spuds guarantee smashing success
Where better to start your veggie-growing expedition than with a potato patch? We’ve dug a little deeper into the spud-growing options available out there and can confidently say you’ll struggle to find a better deal than the Complete Patio Potato Growing Kit at just £19.99 from You Garden. The best bit is you don’t even need a garden!
Top tater tip: make sure you store your picked spuds in a Hessian sack in a cool, dark, frost-free area.
For more tips on organic gardening growing advice, why not head to gardenorganic.org.uk – the authority on all organic horticultural matters.
And for top deals and You Garden Offer Codes, visit Savoo – You Garden.