Over the years, allotments have become hugely popular; with housing plots getting smaller, agricultural land being snapped up by developers and with the ever increasing gardening programs making it look so easy and fun, more and more people are looking at allotments as a way to grow their own food and benefit from not only being self-sufficient but also the social, health and well-being benefits of allotment gardening.
Now, most of you may think that greenhouse gardening is for the sole purpose of growing your plants in a protected environment. Being able to grow out-of-season tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, herbs and other vegetables, not forgetting flowering plants without having to worry about the unpredictable weather conditions throughout the year, but in reality it’s so much more than that.
When you plant your perfect garden and what you want to growyou need to take a look at plants that will thrive from the word go
Whose friend or foe in the plant world you may just have to ask as you want your plants to grow happily and not find it a task
It’s highlighted in the news at the moment regarding the shortage of fruit and vegetables from growing countries due to extreme weather conditions, particularly Spain and Italy. Here in Britain it is especially noticeable as we import an estimated 50% of vegetables and 90% of fruit.
Does anyone remember a TV programme in the ‘70s called ‘The Good Life’? It was one of my favourite programmes and showed in a light-hearted way how hard it was to be self-sustaining.