Gardening During Lockdown

While we spend most of our free time in our own back gardens, balconies and courtyards it’s a great time to get to work. Not just FINALLY getting to do those jobs we’ve always wanted to do, but to keep our minds occupied during these trying times.

Spring is springing with (mostly) sunny days, so pop on the gloves and lets have a bit of fun!

WHAT CAN YOU PLANT

Spring is a great time to start growing vegetables, easiest options:

  • Carrots
  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Chard
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onions and Spring Onions
  • Spinach
  • Parsnips
  • Radish
  • Turnips

Also, herbs that you can easily incorporate into mealtimes:

  • Mint
  • Chives
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Coriander
  • Tyme
  • Dill

All of which will grow very quickly. Around a week if you pop them in some soil now!

Growing Tomatos

FLOWERS
Don’t forget those flowers. Add some colour to your garden. If like me sticks and dried up flowers are currently taking over your flowerbed, your garden can be rejuvenated by some flowers.
No matter how big or small your garden is, or if you have a balcony, everyone can grow flowers.
When you’ve had success, get some cuttings for indoor houseplants come late summer.

SMALL GARDEN / GARDEN BALCONY IDEAS

If you do not have a little patch of grass outside your backdoor there are many other options to get growing during lockdown.

Window boxes or hanging pots can be used to grow herbs that do not need much room to grow such as rosemary and thyme.
If you’re feeling really adventurous why not try some smaller fruit and veg : tomatoes, chillies or strawberries.

TOOL TIPS

Lawnmower
As the wet days are less, pull out the mower and keep that grass looking sweet!

Gloves
Save pricks, dirt and irritation from your overlay washed hands with some good quality gardening gloves.
Investing in good set of gloves is definitely worth it. Gloves with protective palms are waterproof coating are our go too (soon available in our website).

Weed Control Landscape Fabric
If you’re attempting a flowerbed overhaul or driveway rejuvenation, don’t forget some weed control fabric. It will save you time and energy from those naughty, naughty weeds!
Simply lay the weed control underneath your soil / shingle to suppress weeds and make it hard for them to establish.
Check out our weed control landscape fabric for sizes and grades.

Privacy Screen Netting
If you’re making improvements to your balcony, why not shade those newly planted herbs and vegetables with our heavy duty shade netting.
Privacy for you, shade for your new plants.
Check out the colours and range we currently have on offer for Privacy Screen Netting.

All of which can be ordered via our web shop or online.

PRO-TEC GARDEN PRODUCTS IS STILL OPEN AN DELIVERING.

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