Wednesday, October 18, 2017

12 Mar

Don’t miss out on RHS’s ‘Grow Your Own’ weekend!

The RHS start spring off with a fantastic ‘Grow Your Own’ weekend on the 23 and 24th of March. While here in Jersey we are being showered with snow, much of England are enjoying sunny skies despite the drop in temperature.

The RHS are hosting tons of events over the weekend to get you sorted for spring growing…

Garden experts will be on hand outside the Hillside Events Centre, in Surrey showing you what to sow now, as well as which fruit and herbs can easily be grown in containers on a patio or balcony. They’ll also be demonstrating the making of an apple tree from grafting and growing, to planting and pruning.

If you can make it to Surrey, you can also meet with RHS experts including…

  • the Surrey Beekeepers Association
  • the National Vegetable Society
  • the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners
  • and the Cottage Garden Plant Society.

Even if you can’t make it to Surrey, take the initiative to start your spring growing season. This month you can plant and sow Broad beans, carrots, parsnips, early potatoes, radish, peas, lettuce, spinach, chard. Don’t forget to harvest Brussels sprouts, leeks, kale, winter salads and rhubarb.

If you don’t have any seeds already, Seed swaps are great places to get your hands on unusual veg that you haven’t tried, or even haven’t heard of before. You can find out if theres a seed swap near you by clicking here!

Don’t forget to take a look at our fantastic Veg range, they are so easy - the only question you will be asking yourself is why you haven’t bought them before!  Look out for our Supremo grafted vegetables with extra resistance to diseases and better crops! They’ll be a brilliant addition to your garden and a great talking point!

Its coming up to the easter holidays so keep family gardening activities in mind. Children lose focus easily, especially if they are toddlers. Try to get your children involved with the things you love about gardening by planting fast growing fruit and veg, they’ll love being part of the process. Buy them their own mini-sized tools and give them a small amount of responsibility to start off with. Need some ideas? Click here to view our article on ‘Getting Children Involved in Gardening.’

Don’t forget to keep feeding the birds in your garden and put up spring nesting boxes for future generations to thrive. Sow some wildlife friendly flower seeds along with your fruit and veg to encourage local wildlife into your garden this summer.

 


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