April 22, 2021
Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg in London
Growing Your Own Fruit And Veg In London This Summer? Here’s What You Can’t Afford To Forget.
Those of us in London with a garden will tell you just how much of a difference it’s made to have our very own patch of green space over the past twelve months. It’s been a little oasis of calm in an increasingly chaotic world, and a space that can be used creatively. With time on our hands for a bit of self-improvement, it’s hardly surprising that so many people decided that now was the time to try their hands at growing their own produce. If you have finally decided to see if you’ve got what it takes to grow your own fruit and vegetables, here are a few things you should know.
Location Is Key
A simple one to start things off with, but an important one, nevertheless. Just because you have a patch of green space, that doesn’t mean that it is going to necessarily be suitable for growing fruit and/or vegetables. You’re going to want to make sure that it gets plenty of light, as a lot of vegetables require up to eight hours of direct sunlight on a daily basis.
You Might Need To Give Your Soil A Boost
While there are some plants that can grow perfectly happy anywhere, the fact of the matter is that not all soil is created equal and some of the fruit and veg that you’re looking to grow may have greater needs. Your first step should always be to research what kind of soil your chosen crop is happiest growing in, and you should be prepared to buy some nutrient rich supplement soil to make sure that they are growing happily and healthily.
Don’t Forget About The Netting
You know that old film quote, “If you build it, they will come?” Well, if you grow it, they will come, and the “they” in this scenario are birds, insects and other wildlife who will be very interested in any tasty bits of fruit and vegetables that they find growing on their patch. While there is only so much you can do to hide the fact that you are growing what may look like an all they can eat buffet, there are measures that you can take to protect your crop that are environmentally friendly. Good quality netting is the best way to keep hungry pests out without harming them or damaging your plants. Visit Little Fields Farm to learn more and purchase garden netting.
Remember To Be Patient
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a wonderfully rewarding and enriching activity, and we all know how good time spent outside is for our mental health. With that in mind, it is important to note that getting into this kind of gardening is not necessarily for people who want to see amazing results right away. You are going to have to be patient, you are going to have to be nurturing and able to adapt to address any issues that arise, and you are going to have to remember that you might not get it exactly right first time. However, you will soon find yourself with beautiful home grown fruit and veg and there is nothing quite like that.