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Grow Your Own Gift Idea for Mother’s Day


Mar 14th, 2017
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On the Farm

With the arrival of Spring, yay, the sowing season begins on the B.fresh farm with planting well underway.

At this time of year the romaine seedlings are being planted and the spinach is being drilled. We cosy them all up under fleece and a plastic cover to capture the sun’s heat, which then creates a micro-climate and encourages faster growth so we can get cold pressing them sooner to go into our healthy vegetable and fruit juices.

Our lovely baby lettuce plants are sown and raised in the greenhouse, which keeps them safe until they are big enough to move out into the field, which shouldn’t take long.

But have you thought about growing your own leaves? Our previous blog ‘How to Grow Your Own Leafy Greens Indoors – Farm in the City’ gives you some ideas and instructions on exactly how to plant your own loose leaf lettuce indoors with ease, but read on below for how to incorporate these into a Mother’s Day gift!

Mother’s Day Ideas
If you’re looking for gift ideas for the green-fingered mum, we love the idea of putting together a Grow Your Own kit… It’s so easy, all you need are a selection of seed packets, a small pot or container, some potting compost (a compost disc is perfect) and a plant marker. Pop them into a little wooden crate and tie with a satin ribbon and a personal message, and she can grow her own indoors. You can also choose seeds that have a personal meaning to her if you want to.

What plants to include

  • Almost any type of salad or leafy greens, plus leafy herbs. In addition to growing individual varieties of lettuce, look for lettuce seed mixtures that include a blend of red and green leafed varieties. Variety mixtures bring color to the plate, and they are a fun way to discover interesting varieties, too.
  • Kale, Arugula and leafy Asian brassicas like bok choi or tatsoi.
  • Spinach, chard and beets – All power-packed vegetables.
  • Edible flowers – Nasturtium, Calendula, Viola, Cornflower make for a really pretty window box.
  • Micro greens – Packed with intense flavour and nutrient dense.

Seed Giveaway
To help you get started, and because it’s Spring, our favourite time of year, we are giving a free Simply Seed packet of seeds in every juice order placed online this week as a little gift (until Friday 24th March)

Simply Seed are a family run business and have been in the agriculture / horticulture industry for nearly 70 years. Their seed ranges are some of the very best available. You can shop their online catalogue offering the latest varieties and following the latest trends, ensuring they offer you exactly that you want from season to season.

And it isn’t just about the seed, it is about the final product – the tastiest vegetables or the most beautiful and abundant flowers. They produce more than one million plants each year at their nursery in Nottingham, all grown from the very same seed supplied to you.

As well as our giveaway, Simply Seed have kindly collaborated with us to offer 15% OFF all seeds, onion sets and seed potatoes at www.simplyseed.co.uk

Just enter code bfresh15 on the Simply Seed site to claim this special offer before 18th April 2017

Also perfect for Mother’s Day are our 6 or 12 juice gift vouchers, which can be emailed directly to your recipient. Perfect to print off at home if you need a last minute present!

You can purchase Gift Vouchers by contacting our team today.


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