Saturday, February 24, 2018

30 Jan

How to Create an Edible Garden!

Just because a plant is edible, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. Edible plants can provide an equally stunning display as flowers and give you that little added bonus. As the New Year begins, it’s the perfect time to re-design your garden so why not think about including fruit, herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits to growing your own edible garden. Health and gardening have always gone hand in hand and therenothing better than spending time in your garden to reap the benefits later with fresh produce! Produce can be expensive so growing your own can save those all important pennies.

Getting started

If you’re a beginner, try planting easy to care for herbs and vegetables that will give you prolific results. Tomatoes are the perfect starting point, mainly because they don’t require much care but also because they will grow almost anywhere!

You may also benefit from purchasing a range of edible plants or multi-packsfor your first growing season, defining your choices next year. We offer multi-packsof tomatoes, chili peppers, sweet peppers, mixed peppers and herbs.

Try planting to suit your culinary needs. If you or your family buy tons herbs, tomatoes, peppers or beans grow what you will eat the most so nothing goes to waste.

Lacking space?

Gardens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes which can often make a big design change seem daunting. There are all sorts of space saving ideas that you can use in your garden, balcony or even windowsills!

Windowsills are an unlikely but effective place to grow an edible garden. Try our windowsill tomatoes Tomato Sweet & Neat for a fantastic, sweet taste straight from the plant.

Containers aren’t just useful for flowers; they can provide the perfect environment for growing edible plants too! If youe lacking space and only have a balcony or patio to use, container growing is perfect for you. We have a stunning selection of patio fruit trees, patio tomatoes, herbs and even potatoes!

Raised beds are ideal for building a thriving, accessible vegetable patch. Instead of treading on soil, create a maze of raised beds for you to walk around and reach all plants with ease. Raised beds also reduce the spreading of pests and diseases.

Vertical planting is a great space saving method. Grow vegetables such as runner beans or tomatoes with rambling vines using a trellis to grow them in a specific direction.

Share with your Neighbours

Buying gardening tools, feed, seeds and everything else that you need to buy to get started can be expensive. Organise street events such as an annual seed swap to create a sense of community and get what you want for no extra cost.

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