If you want to be a little more self-sufficient, here are some tips to help you grow your own food at home…

Could empty grocery food shelves, thanks to COVID-19 panic buying, be our wake-up call to start a food garden at home?

New research from the Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield found that growing fruit and vegetables in just 10 per cent of a city’s gardens and other urban green spaces could provide 15 per cent of the local population with their ‘five a day’

Even farming a small percentage of available land could transform the health of urban populations, enhance a city’s environment and help build a more resilient food system,” says Dr Jill Edmondson, Environmental Scientist at the University of Sheffield and lead author of the study,

What are the easiest vegetables to grow?

If you’re new to food gardening, you want to start with vegetables that ate easy to grow.

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According to Mark, from the YouTube channel Self Sufficient Me, five of the easiest vegetable to grow are beans, Asian greens, zucchini, carrots and radish. Watch his video below…

 

Since we’re all being encouraged to avoid public places and keep a social distance, it may not be the best time to visit your local nursery.  Fortunately, you can grow fruit and vegetables from scraps and fruit and veg you already have at home. Read on to find out how.

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