Save Money and Grow Your Own Green Products

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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.

Author: Steven Chasen

Here at Eco Hip we have a simple philosophyTo offer you the best natural products around, so that you can maintain a chemical-free home, body and spirit.For 15 years we have been striving to give people the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from this lifestyle, using our knowledge and experience to guide you through the process from start to finish. We believe that there is a complete synergy between what is best for you and what is best for the environment.Do you ever stop and think about what goes into the products that we use on a daily basis?Did you know that everyday products such as toiletries and cosmetics are filled with harmful petro-chemicals, parabens, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, artificial colours, fragrances and fillers. The list goes on…Why aren’t there stricter regulations concerning these products?Are the waste products of industry being dumped and sold in our personal care and cleaning products?Who is stopping this and telling it how it is?We feel that we have a responsibility to both our customers and to the world around us to ask ourselves these questions every day. That is why we only sell the most responsible and sustainable products.Responsibility to ourselves – All our products are free of toxic chemicals wherever possible and endorsed by Ecocert and the Soil Association.Responsibility to others – We promote Fairtrade produce to stop exploitation and benefit those communities.Responsibility to local communities – We use local suppliers and products wherever possible in order to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprintResponsibility to the environment – All our products use minimal packaging and recyclable materials. Responsibility to the future – We use sustainable materials and ingredients wherever possible.Responsibility to animals – We do not use any products that have animal ingredients or are tested on animals. Our products are certified as cruelty-free and are endorsed by BUAV and PETA.There doesn’t have to be a trade off between affordability and healthy living either. The choices we make now will impact our future, and we want to ensure that the investments you make now will save you money in the long-term.Sustainability doesn’t just have to connote the environment, but your own household too.In the age of information overload that we live in, we know that shopping online can sometimes be overwhelming, so we carefully source our products, selecting only the highest quality ingredients and most innovative designs, so that you don’t have to.Ecohip is more than just another online shopping website. The Ecohip mindset is all about challenging conventional thinking and finding a new way of looking at the world, believing that smalls steps can gradually add up to make a big difference.

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