British Summertime has begun and with it, the sun has appeared from behind the clouds. Now is the perfect time for all organic loving homeowners to channel their inner gardener and grow their own green products in the form of fruit and vegetables in an attempt to save money and become healthier.
Ditch the Chemicals and Embrace an Edible Garden…
The sun has finally arrived so what better excuse to get out in the garden. Gardening can be embraced as a great family activity, it provides the opportunity to do exercise and save money at the same time as eating healthy, green products and food that you have grown yourself!
Green, grassy lawns may look inviting but the average lawn is treated with a plethora of toxic weed killers. Why not ditch the chemicals and instead opt for an edible garden? Visit our online store for a wide range of seeds and recipe cards which not only make great gifts but also make the perfect accompaniment to your favourite meals. Basil, Parsley and Dill are amongst the herbs available. Simply plant your plantable cards and wait for them to grow. Click here to check out the full range.
If you are looking to grow vegetables or fruit, pop down to your local garden centre. Unlike many big retailers, local garden centres offer a more personal service and can advise you on the best options for your organic garden.
Getting started can be tricky. Some may assume that chemicals are required to kill living grass. Here at Eco Hip we promote healthy, eco friendly living and thus offer the following alternative. Smother a small patch of grass with an old blanket or piece of cardboard. It can take several months to complete the process so consider starting now for your summer garden. Add organic compost and you are ready to go!
Planting marigolds can be beneficial to those of you looking to deter pests. They are known as ‘companion plants’ and attract beneficial insects like lacewigs and ladybirds. What’s more, garlic, hot pepper and soap can deter pests and netting can prevent birds from nibbling on your new organic groceries.
If you are thinking of creating your own organic garden and growing green products in the form of fruit and veg, keep these tips in mind but remember, stay away from the chemicals and eat healthier this summer. MMMM.