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GARDENING TIPS: HARMONY IN HOME-GROWN

Added 9 days ago. 30 June 2020

As summer approaches, we are all spending more time in our gardens. Here we provide gardening tips and discuss home grown produce. 

 

Given the current pandemic and dry, warmer weather, those of us fortunate enough to have a garden are spending more time in it, so we wanted to provide some gardening tips.

Those of you with green thumbs will appreciate the benefits of being outside, getting back to nature and getting your hands dirty whilst enjoying the fruits of your labours – be it from growing fruit, vegetables or flowers.

Gardening is an ideal activity for the elderly, as it’s relatively low risk, not too labour intensive and involves gentle, slow movements; an ideal activity without being too energetic.         

Growing your own

There’s nothing more satisfying than planting and growing your own produce, especially at a time of year when so many vegetables are thriving in the garden. Vegetables such as asparagus, rhubarb, spinach and globe artichokes are all in season and ideal for keeping our immune systems healthy, as well as tasting delicious.

The care taken over tending to plants also has a positive impact on our mental health and can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Taking the time to focus our energies on planting and growing is an essential distraction away from the stresses and strains of everyday life – especially at a time such as this.

Another obvious benefit of ‘growing your own’ is the cost saving element when it comes to sourcing your own vegetables and fruit.  Forget about a trip to your local supermarket and take a trip to your garden instead!  The Royal Horticultural Society is a fantastic resource for gardening tips and advice, no matter your proficiency.          

Ingredient sourcing

When it comes to sourcing our own ingredients here at Wiltshire Farm Foods, our award-winning chefs Phil and Liam develop all of the recipes behind our frozen ready meals, together with our registered dietitian, and are passionate about working with suppliers who care as much about quality as they do.

As members of the Ethical Trading Initiative, we recognise the importance of sustainability and responsible sourcing right from the raw ingredients stage all the way through to the ready meals delivered directly to your door. As an example, the cocoa we use in many of our desserts is Fairtrade, while all our palm oil is certified, ensuring the impact on the environment is as small as possible.

Ready meals delivered direct

Once we have developed our recipes and sourced the finest ingredients, our chefs get to work with preparing your delicious ready meals, whilst our team of friendly drivers ensure they get delivered directly to your door.

So you can spend more time in the garden and less time worrying about planning for the next meal! 

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