Growing Green Fingers – The Benefits Of Gardening For Children

Gardening – particularly if you’re growing your own food – has a multitude of health and general wellness benefits which will greatly improve the lot of any human [1], regardless of their age. Our children, however, are likely to experience a diverse and lasting range...

Growing Your Own Garden: Healthy, Accessible Food for the Whole Family

Around the world, the buzzword in gastronomic and health circles alike, is ‘slow’. With the scientific world publishing countless studies on the health benefits of the ‘Mediterranean Diet’, which is centred on consuming fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, grains and...

Balcony Garden & Container Gardening Ideas

Houses are getting bigger and yards are getting smaller. Yet everyone still wants to grow vegetables. With little space available now, you can set up a balcony garden and grow edibles in containers instead. Someone with a lot of experience growing in pots is New...

Mental Health Benefits of a Vegetable Garden

Today’s post is a guest post from Helen Gough.* There are many practical reasons why people choose to grow their own vegetables. Many enjoy having their own, customized garden full of fresh, organic produce with no added chemicals or pesticides. For others it is...

Growing Blueberries

I’m pretty fond of blueberry pie and blueberry muffins (but then again … who isn’t?) so it was pretty obvious that I should start growing blueberries in my home garden to resource my “dietary needs” of pie and muffins. I’d seen a new variety of blueberry called...