Do you fancy having a go at growing some veg this summer? Getting out-of-doors makes us feel so much better and with ‘food miles’ and plastic packaging on everyone’s minds, what better project than growing some of your own produce this year.
It might be good to get some basics in but they don’t cost much.
- Small sharp spade
- Seed potatoes – ones labelled ‘first’ or ‘second’ earlies
- Small bag of onion sets
- Seed packets: broad bean; dwarf green beans; courgettes; squashes; tomatoes, salad leaves, plus winter veg, cabbages, sprouts, parsnips
- Half a dozen strawberry plants
- Plus: Around three bags of peat-free compost and a couple of bags of manure if you can get them + some little pots – even old yoghurt pots will do.
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