Kickstart the Grow Your Own Season

Kickstart the Grow Your Own Season

With the arrival of the grow your own season, there’s never been a better time to visit Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre. Whether you're an experienced gardener or new to the green-fingered community, we have everything you need to start your very own vegetable garden. From a wide variety of vegetable seeds and plants to all the grow-your-own essentials, our friendly staff are here to help you every step of the way. So, what are you waiting for? Let's dig into the exciting world of home gardening!

What to Grow Now?

The key to a successful vegetable garden is choosing the right crops for the season. Here are a few favourites that are perfect for planting at this time of year:

  • Salad Leaves: Quick to grow and requiring minimal space, salad leaves can be harvested repeatedly and provide fresh, tasty greens for your table.
  • Radishes: These are great for beginners. Radishes grow quickly, offering a satisfying crop in just a few weeks.
  • Peas: Not only are peas simple to grow, but they also improve the soil quality, making them excellent for those looking to cultivate a sustainable garden.
  • Tomatoes: A staple in many gardens, tomatoes can be grown in pots or hanging baskets if space is an issue.
  • Herbs: Herbs like basil, parsley, and coriander can be started indoors on a windowsill, providing aromatic flavours for your cooking.

Our selection of seeds and plants is curated to ensure high germination rates and healthy growth, so you can enjoy a bountiful harvest.

How to Start Growing Your Own?

Starting a vegetable garden is incredibly rewarding and much simpler than it might seem. Here are some tips to get you going:

  1. Choose the Right Spot
    Most vegetables thrive in a sunny spot with at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. If you're limited on space, many vegetables can also be grown in containers on patios or balconies.
  2. Prepare the Soil
    Good soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. Enrich your soil with compost or well-rotted manure to provide your plants with the nutrients they need to grow.
  3. Select Your Vegetables
    Consider what you and your family like to eat as well as the space and time you have available. Starting with easy-to-grow vegetables can help build your confidence.
  4. Planting Your Seeds
    Follow the instructions on your seed packets for sowing depths and spacing. Some seeds can be started indoors to protect them from early spring frosts.
  5. Watering and Maintenance
    Regular watering is key, especially during dry spells. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases and take action quickly to prevent them from spreading.
  6. Harvesting Your Crop
    The most rewarding part of grow your own is enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labour. Harvest your produce regularly to encourage further growth.

Visit Us in Bristol

At Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre, we’re passionate about helping you succeed in your gardening adventures. From high-quality seeds and plants to compost, tools, and expert advice, we have everything you need to make your grow your own season a success. Our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions and provide tips and tricks to get the most out of your garden.

So why wait? Visit us today and embark on a rewarding journey of growing your own vegetables. Happy gardening!