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Veg Boxes: Self-sustainable 2015

With people all over the country tightening their belts, now is the perfect time to become self-sustainable in 2015 by growing your own veg in your garden, or even on your windowsill if you don't have a garden or outdoor space. 

We provide veg kits that will get you started growing fruit and veg for your family to eat year round, saving valuable pounds in your wallet and probably your stomach too. There's nothing more satisfying than harvesting and eating your home-grown fruit and veg, whether it's making a apple and blackberry pie or mashing your own spuds for the Sunday roast. 

All of our starter boxes will include a baby plant which we will deliver to your door when they season is right for you to start growing them. Once you have tasted success with our starter packs we are sure that you will continue to grow your veg year round.

One thing about setting up your veg plot is key, the compost has to be right. The advantage of most veg is that they are able to survive in all but the most extreme composts, with ones that are too acidic or alkaline often stunting growth, even if they do not kill the plant. Results with all kinds of compost may vary, but our selection of organic compost is a great place to start. You could also take a look at our peat free compost and multi purpose compost to find the right one for your plot.

A great place to start is with herbs. Herbs are cheap and will provide year round flavour if looked after well. They are hardy enough to be grown anywhere from the window ledge to a flowerbed, making them an ideal starter plant for the budding farmer.

Our herb starter packs include all the main tastes that will improve any dish, such as parsley, rosemary, basil, chives and mint. Once you have got the hang of herbs you could move on to something that's a bit more challenging. 

Our range of veg garden starter packs varies depending on the kind of veg you want to grow. We have options for the windowbox grower, ideal for flats or small spaces; right ot the large veg garden pack that includes numerous plants of cauliflower, lettuces, green beans, onions and more.

A great starter pack to introduce you to growing veg, especially in spring, is the salad garden pack. This includes everything you will find in most salads such as tomatoes, onions and lettuce; as well as some more exotic plants like radishes, dwarf beans and even giant red mustard! 

Getting the hang of self-sustaining your beg garden takes time, but it will all be worthwhile when you are harvesting a bumper crop for your summer salads or winter root veg. If you have an excess of produce, why not sell it at a local market or even offer it to the neighbours.