To coincide with National Gardening Week, we aim to expose why budding green fingers enjoy reaping the fruits of their labor this spring.
With the standard of living on the increase and the price of fruit and vegetables rising astronomically year on year, Britain has taken the economical step. A return to their gardens and start growing their own produce!
Whether you are into growing begonias or bean sprouts, this pleasurable hobby has received an influx of interest. People have started demanding a healthier lifestyle and take comfort in the knowledge of what they are eating. Recent food scares have been a major factor. As growers don’t need to rely on reading food labels to ensure what they are eating.
Growing your produce does seem to have other benefits as Gardeners’ World magazine cites that ‘More than 1,600 readers cited healthy eating and improved flavour compared to shop bought produce as the key reasons for growing fruit and vegetables’. Growing your own produce gives gardeners the power of creating newer, fresher dishes with tastier ingredients grown from their garden.
March may have been the coldest month since 1962. However, that didn’t deter the British from pottering around in the garden. We saw an increase of first time growers since last year. Some vegetables such as asparagus and carrots have been noted for thriving under cooler climes in spring.
It is only fitting that we launched our new range of Potting Sheds aimed at budding gardeners to combat the cold weather and protect your seedlings! These Potting Sheds are perfect for gardeners who want to grow their own plants but are short on space.
That’s not forgetting our impressive range of greenhouses. They feature 4mm toughened glass to keep your plants safe and happy through to summer!
To find more about tips about growing produce in the spring click here