As you know I love to potter in the garden. Growing flowers, fruit and veg, but I’ve never tried growing anything in the kitchen. There are flowers and cacti on my window sills but have never thought about actually growing food inside.
The Grofresh Kitchen Garden lets you do just that. Grow your own food in the kitchen. By the way there is no soil or mess involved! It’s a really clean way to grow your own. May that be from seed or plant plugs.
We were sent a Grofresh Kitchen Garden to try out and to share our thoughts on it. Before I tell you about how we set ours up, here is a little about the Grofresh.
The Grofresh kitchen garden is fully automated, so you don’t have to worry about over-watering, under-watering, overfeeding or underfeeding. It will keep the growing environment at its optimum without the need for constant attention so if you have a busy life then you can still grow your own plants. All you must do is keep the system topped up with water, and it even tells you when to do that with a little light system.
Growing your own food is an excellent way to slash money off your food shopping bill, and is a fun and productive hobby to have. Knowing you’ve grown something from scratch is always a proud moment, and it can really help you to appreciate where your food comes from. We can be so used to seeing it packaged in plastic at the supermarket that it’s easy to forget how miraculous it is when fresh produce grows from tiny seeds! While anything you can get going in the garden and enjoy consuming is beneficial, there are some crops that are particularly good. This is because they preserve well, meaning you can enjoy the fruits of your labour long after the growing season comes to an end.
Strawberries are easy to grow in the garden, and are a staple for food storage. Big batches of strawberry jams and jellies are ideal for baking with, or just to slather onto hot buttered toast throughout the year. You could also dry them, and make homemade granola or just use them for cereal toppings. Home dried fruit will last up to a year, so you’ll have plenty of time to use up a big stash. You could go a step further and consider a greenhouse for your garden wooden greenhouses are popular choices. Growing strawberries under cover like this will produce fruit a whole month earlier.
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