January 2020: Growing your own produce and making it work

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

As the dark mornings and evenings begin paving the way for sunlight, what better way to spend your spare time than outdoors? There is nothing more satisfying than growing and harvesting your own fruit, veg, herbs and spices in your garden/balcony/window! This is something most of us feel we haven’t got time for, but we’re going to give you some tips and tricks to help you consume better quality produce.

Everything in our poly-

tunnel and garden was grown from seeds that we bought from Wilkinson’s or B and Q. With seeds starting from £1, even Aldi couldn’t compete!

What to do over the next three months?

January – start prepping the compost/soil if you have a poly-tunnel. Re-use your rotting veg by digging it into the bottom layer of your soil. There are some varieties of spinach, carrots and spinach that you can plant now.


February – start sowing the seeds for root veg indoors, on a windowsill. Make sure it gets sunlight throughout the day and is sheltered from light during the night. Keep them watered and transfer them outside in late March.


March- the perfect time to plant your sprouting veg outdoors. Check every couple days to ensure the soil stays moist.

If growing fruit and veg isn’t for you, check out ‘Eat the Seasons’ to make sure you’re eating the best, local and seasonal produce. Stop paying premium prices for vegetables that have travelled more miles than you this year! Eat the Seasons has an entire list of produce that is grown in the U.K, every month of the year.


At Honest Supper Club, our aim is to educate you so you can eat and live better, no matter how much time you have in the kitchen.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/Grow-Your-Own/Vegetables

http://eattheseasons.co.uk/seasons.php




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