Growing healthy food for your family doesn’t mean that you have to forget the flowers. Many flowering plants attract beneficial insects such as hover flies which will help to keep aphids in check. Some flowers are classed as companion plants and can be grown with specific crops to keep pests away.
Grow your own Lettuce
Did you know that commercially produced lettuce is sprayed with insecticides, pesticides and herbicides about 10 times before it’s ready for sale?
Honestly… that’s enough to put you off your salad!
How to grow Tomatoes
Growing tomatoes from seed is really easy. You can either:
A) Buy commercially produced seed in packets of named varieties.
B) Collect seeds from your favourite tasty tomatoes. Please note that plants grown from any seeds you gather may not be identical to the parent plant… but that adds to the fun.