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Benefits of Growing Your Own Food

Grow It Yourself – Benefits

Growing your own food is something that anybody with even a small patch of garden space can enjoy. The important thing to consider when buying your vegetables and fruit plants is to make sure you buy foods that you enjoy.

The next time your shopping look at the vegetables and fruits you are buying – strawberries ( if you can afford them!) , apples, lettuce, cabbage, french beans, carrots, potatoes…these are all things that you could easily grow yourself.

Some people argue that it is not worth the time and effort spent to grow vegetables that one can buy so cheaply in stores like Lidl and Aldi. However growing your own food is much more than a cost saving excercise. There are many health benefits to be gained including spending more time outside in fresh air absorbing vitamin D (to lift your mood). Working with the earth can relax your mind and give our busy brains a much needed break whilst having your daily requirements ready to be pulled means that you are usually eating it within a few hours of picking -there is much more nutition in these foods but ultimately it’s the taste!

Remember too that fruit and veg can be used for juicing – a great way to lose weight and instantly improve your physical appearance – glowing skin, bright eyes, more energy.. sound good? Or how about trying a new recipe – this ‘fainted Imam’ recipe uses Aubergines and tomatoes and is delicious! Serve it with flatbread for a really authentic taste experience!

You will find that your local garden centre is  a trove of useful information and staff are always willing to help you get started plus there are GIY groups nationwide where people meet monthly to exchange tips, seeds and even their surplus produce! You can also purchase edible plant seeds online here >>

Great Tasting GIY Plants In Stock at Beechdale Include:

  • Sweet Potatoe
  • Mange Tout
  • Peas
  • Brussel Sprouts
  •  Broad Beans
  •  Spring Onion
  • Cabbages
  • Lettuces
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Herbs
  • Tomatoes
  • Berry Plants

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