Growing your own food can be done by anyone and in any garden, big or small. It’s not as difficult as you may believe and there are so many more benefits than creating a new hobby! 
As the battle against coronavirus continues, it takes us back to the famous ‘victory gardens’ that emerged from previous world wars. During both World War I & II over 20 million victory gardens where planted and over 40% of the nation’s fresh vegetables were grown at home. 
 
Back in March when lockdown was first introduced panicked shoppers cleared out supermarket shelves and even basic necessities such as potatoes were nowhere to be found. For many this has highlighted the dependence we all have on mass farming and even foreign imports. This means the demand to become more self sustaining has grown and the popularity of growing your own fruit and vegetables has become an attractive option for most.  
 
Four great reasons for growing your own veg: 
 
1. Saves money 
Spending a little on seeds, plant starts and gardening supplies may see like a bigger upfront spend than a bag of carrots but in the longer term the outcome of consistent good quality veg from your own back door Is a huge money saver. 
 
2. Better for the environment 
Even organic, English grown veg purchased at the supermarket often needs transportation. Growing your own veg limits your carbon footprint and helps fight against climate change. 
 
3. Healthier 
Planting and growing your own food puts you in control on the use of chemicals, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Therefore, you know exactly what your family is consuming. 
 
4. More nutritious 
A diet packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables is packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. As well as this, foods with the shortest time between harvesting and eating retain the most nutritional value. 
 
Starting with a couple of planters that will fit on your decking, patio or balcony is a great place to start but if you want to develop your green fingers, give us a call to find out how we can help you build the produce garden of dreams. From raised beds to seamlessly built in planters, we can do it all with a free no-obligation quote. 
 
01932 943043 or send us an email at info@innovisionlandscapes.co.uk  
 
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