Growing your own vegetables, whether in your back garden, in a local allotment or just in window boxes, has become a popular past time – particularly for those who want to live simply, sustainably and healthily.
And now spring is in the air, if you are keen to roll up your sleeves and get involved in growing your own, but don’t where to start, read on! Natural Collection, one of the internet’s premier ethical and organic retailers, has a great selection of products that will make getting your hands dirty easy - but also great fun, even if you are in the smallest flat or apartment.
These tomato patio planters make growing your fresh and tasty tomatoes so easy that you’ll never look back. They are tough, reusable, don’t require digging, and can fit into the smallest of spaces. You’ll even find a growing guide to help you get started. Find out more
We’re just entering springtime now, and there isn’t a better time to plant your strawberries. These strawberry and herb patio planters do the work for you, so that come summer, all you have to do is remember to pick your own fresh daily crop! Again, these planters are durable, easy to use, and require no digging. They also include a growing guide. Find out more
Even GI dieters will tell you that everyone needs some carbohydrate in their diet. And fresh, new potatoes are probably the best kind, which is great because now you can grow your own with a minimum of fuss. These potato patio planters require no digging and are reusable. They also take up so little space, that even if you live in a high-rise apartment you can grow your own!
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Now here’s a really great product – the ‘Instant’ Vegetable Garden from Natural Collection will provide you with a 155 young plants of a 11 different varieties which you can be eating in no more than two months’ time. All you will require is a space of 10m2, and one weekend to dig your garden. The plants are grown entirely naturally, and are packaged in fully biodegradable pots.
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If you’ve got a little bit more space, you might want to consider this stylish, high quality plant house and cold frame. Its light and easily assembled frame will last you for years to come, providing you with the perfect climate to raise seedlings, plugs and cuttings, or over-winter young plants.
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Although these Draper hand weeding forks and trowels are relatively low-cost, they will last you a lifetime. They are made by Draper, a family firm with nearly 90 years’ of experience making high quality tools. They are made from heavy-duty stainless steel, and ash wood that’s sourced from FSC certified forests. Find out more