Gone are the days when home grown was considered a pursuit of the more mature gardener and I am being polite! Especially with the alleged shortage of fresh veg since the Brexit referendum the Good Life is back in abundance.
There can be no-one cooler than iconic DJ Goldie, and even he has his own home grown garden of sumptuous veg, as well as more traditional celebrities like Savannah Miller and Jilly Cooper.
If you are just starting out on the ‘grow your own’ path, you may want to start with some simple DIY seeds of veg provided by your local gardening centre.
Even Tesco are doing a fab range of pre planted produce in ‘buckets’, so you don’t even have to brave the great outdoors if you prefer to gently dip your toe into the planting arena.
We started with our own tomatoes and beans to see how fast they yielded and it is really exciting to behold as little buds turn into delicious fruit and veg.
A great website for you to check out is www.veg.gg and you will be given a step by step guide to getting going with a very good plan of planting a fledgling fruit, vegetable and herb garden.
It is also a great way of introducing children to freshly grown healthy food as many kids still don’t know where fruit and veg come from, let alone how healthy it is to eat freshly grown produce.
It goes without saying that growing your own is also a great way to keep fit and healthy, with fresh calorie free produce guaranteed to boost your immune system and help you lose or sustain weight loss.
There is also a lot to be said for the pure flavour of home grown, and will take you back to childhood with the strong aroma of a fresh tomato or twig of fresh mint.
I guarantee that once you do savour the aroma of your own back yard, you will be hooked on investing in either a greenhouse or a planting area for your produce.
If your garden space is limited, then Allotments are available through your local council, and although the waiting list may be several months, it is extremely inexpensive and well worth the wait.
So what are you waiting for – get out there and plant your seeds.