Showing posts from March, 2021

Darren Wogman Gets Gardening - Preach to the converted! CrossPost from BBC 'Know your Plot'

 Crosspost from BBC Whether you’re starting on your first garden or just want to tend a few pots on a patio or balcony, gardening can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. But don’t worry – our Gardening for Beginners series will give you everything you need to get started. We’ll explain everything you need to know about the basics of gardening, including the different plant types, how to plant and how to look after your plants. We’ll also explain the basics of seed sowing, give advice on what to do when things go wrong, and even explain those tricky Latin names (which aren’t as complicated as you might think). Gardening for beginners – 10 tips In this first part of the series, we’ll show you how to assess your outside space. Every garden is unique, with its own set of conditions, and if you can get to know these well, you’re well on your way to becoming a good gardener. Although its tempting to rush out to the garden centre and buy lots of plants that catch your

Darren Wogman Gets Gardening - 7 Super Foods You Can Grow in Your Garden

  Superfoods are nutritionally dense plant-based foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals — and they’re a great source of antioxidants and provide your body with protection against cell damage, disease and ageing.  While most of these foods can be purchased at farmers' markets, health food shops and the supermarket, you can also grow many of them in your own garden.   Blueberries Blueberries are among the most popular superfoods. They’re packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids (which help protect from oxidative stress ). In fact, the anti-inflammatory properties in blueberries can help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. They’re also a great source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C. Research shows blueberries can also improve cognitive function. A study from the University of Cincinnati found these superfoods enhance memory and learning function in older adults. The research showed that a high intake of flavonoids from blueberries can reduce t