If you have been following my blog for a little while than you will probably know that I’ve recently found a new hobby in growing my own fruit and vegetables. To be honest, it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a long time but was always put off doing it because I didn’t think I’d have the right equipment or knowledge. However, now that I have a family of my own, I’ve felt even more driven to experiment with growing my own food. For me, it is so important that as Jasmine grows up, I can offer her the opportunity to learn about where her food comes from. My hope is that she will want to get involved with producing our own fruit and vegetables and develop a love of good food.
I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I am working with a wonderful company who are based relatively local to me – please allow me to introduce, VegTrug.
VegTrug design and make a huge range of gardening products that allow anybody to ‘grow their own’, using the space they have available to them – be it a small patio or an entire allotment. There’s something to suit everybody’s needs when it comes to growing your own fresh and organic produce. I’m pleased that the folks at VegTrug share my ethos about ‘knowing what you eat’ and they also believe that the best way to to avoid pesticides (which are used on lots of the fresh produce we buy from the supermarket) is to simply grow your own organic food. Sounds good to me!
We’ve been extremely lucky to have been provided with a Medium (1.8 metre) sized wooden VegTrug to grow our fruit and vegetables in. I will be writing a detailed review of the VegTrug very soon, as well as regular updates on what we’re growing throughout the year.
Here’s a little something I grew earlier. ;)
This is all very new to me but I am so keen to learn as much as I can about growing my own food. Most evenings, when Jasmine has gone to bed, I’ll sit and watch YouTube videos with titles that include “Top 10 tips for growing tomatoes” and “How to propagate strawberries”. I’m truly excited to embrace this new found interest and to be able to provide fresh, organic and wholesome food for myself and my family.
I really hope you will enjoy my future posts (and perhaps the odd video, if I’m feeling brave!) about our fruit and veg growing experience. Hopefully I can encourage you to get growing too! :)
Do you grow your own fruit and vegetables at home?
If so, do your children like to get involved?