Growing food & flowers
for a beautiful table, healthy soil & healthy tummies.
The long Easter weekend celebrations traditionally mark a special point in the calendar for a long weekend of gardening. Brighter days and warmer weather creates an explosion of growth all around us. Something has broken through the clouds this week, the sun is slightly warmer and higher in the sky.
Pretty much anything can be sown now, inside and out. There is around 6 weeks until the end of the frosts which is about the time a plant takes to grow from seed to planting out. For many tender plants like cosmos, sunflowers and zinnias, this gives you just the right amount of time to sow and tend a plant until it is ready to be planted out as night temperatures stay above zero.
If your focus is on growing flowers, I’d like you to also consider growing some different vegetables and fruit amongst your flowers.
Growing a wide variety of different plants from seed is one of the keys to excellent soil health. We are beginning to understand how important this is but did you realise that actually growing food for yourself and flowers for the table actually improve the soil? And in turn improves our environment. The best part, it improves the taste (and no doubt your own gut health too!)
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