Thursday, 17 March 2016

Become a compact gardener!

Gardening and I have never really given each other a chance, but seeing how today I eat fresh fruit and vegetables on a daily basis, maybe it is time that I dust off those less than green fingers of mine, and see if we can't get some sort of relationship on the road?

When I think of the money that I am handing over every few days as I restock on everything that I need for my meals over that week, I really do think that I should at least give it a try. I wouldn't need to get to adventurous, but even if I just started off growing one type of vegetable to see how I got on, it would at least see me trying and giving something new a go.

Gardening is good for you, according to a new infographic produced by Compost Direct. Older gardeners have a 36-47% lower risk of dementia than non-gardeners. However, with urban spaces on the rise there is less room for people who’d like to get into garden.

Thankfully, there are many ways to grow crops in small spaces – from potted plants indoors to veg patches and grow bags. Did you know that you can grow potatoes in compost bags and bin liners? Following a simple growing process you can enjoy some pristine spuds without needing a full size garden.

How about growing crops in specialist grow bags? With just a small amount of space, you can grow fruit and veg to feed your whole household – from tomatoes and carrots to herbs and courgettes.

Read the full infographic to see how to grow potatoes, tomatoes, veg patches and more. You can also find out how to maximise your growing area by building window boxes and vertical gardens, meaning that no matter what kind of outdoor space you have - there is no excuse not to garden! 

I guess I will have to give it a go...

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