Getting Your Hands Dirty

Getting Your Hands Dirty

By Dominic Hefferan on Apr 12 2018

With Spring just around the corner, it’s times like these that people start thinking about what they can do with their gardens. While it’s only natural to want beautiful flowers and plants to brighten up your backyard, more and more people are also looking at growing their own fruits and veggies, and with our annual Great Gardens Competition coming up soon, you too can start your very own farm.

Start with a Plan
Unlike some flowers, you can’t just plant a mix of different seeds together and hope they grow in a bunch. Different foods need different spaces, soil types and watering schedules to thrive, so start off by doing some research on what you want to grow, and divide up your garden into spaces for everything.

Don’t Be a Tool
You may find that some fruits and vegetables require different tools to plant and harvest correctly. When you’re selecting your seeds, make sure you also have the right equipment for the job, and don’t just relying on whatever shovels or rakes you have lying around.

Get the Look
Of course, once you’ve got everything set up, you don’t just have to be all business. You can still create a lovely look by adding a few cosy touches, like handwritten signs of plant names, or garden furniture, to make your garden a warm and inviting place.

If you think you’ve got a great garden, we want to see it, and soon we’ll be launching our annual Great Gardens Competition, with cash prizes for both individuals and local schools. We’ll have more information in the coming weeks, so make sure you follow us here to stay up-to-date about what’s going on.