We are now entering the season of delicious spring greens as well as using Gardening Direct voucher codes, but it’s also the season of kicking yourself for not planting earlier. So now is the time to start preparing for next year with Harrod Horticultural or The Range voucher codes.
Preparation is the Key to Success
First off, pick a south-facing spot. Another thing to take into consideration is space – although there are plenty of vegetables and herbs you can grow without a large garden (tomatoes, various window box herbs etc. - use Gardening Direct voucher codes or Ideal World voucher codes to save on these seeds), spring greens need to be planted far apart as once they start to develop, they tend to take up quite a bit of room.
It’s important that your soil is not too damp – the ideal type is sandy loam, so if you have heavy clay soil, you need to turn it over and cut it with organic matter - use The Range voucher codes for a good soil discount. If you do suffer from overly damp soil, use raised beds. Harrod Horticultural gets you 10% off all timber raised beds, or Wickes can save you up to 40% on selected garden products, including this Willow Raised Bed Planter (was £12.99, now only £9.99).
Picking Out the Right Plants
Make sure you pick our hardy types. Kale works well, but you could also try spinach or sorrel and there’s nothing wrong with traditional spring greens or cabbage. Whatever you decide, opt for a selection so you can see what works best. Gardening Direct can save you up to 33% off selected products, including vegetable seeds from just £2.99.
Planting and Maintenance
Spring greens demand space - you need to be planting 20-25cm apart. They’ll see you through to next year so water every few days and keep feeding the soil. You could start making your own compost, or use Ideal World voucher codes to get 10% off your order – they stock a large range of gardening essentials, including Tref Professional Container Compost 70 litres (£14.99 before discount). Ideal World voucher codes or The Range voucher codes could be your garden's best friend.
If you would like more advice for herbs in your garden, check out blog about a beginners guide to growing herbs on a budget. For any last minute gardening requirements, Garden Bargains voucher codes gets you an amazing 20% off your order, but only up until 16th March 2014, so get those green fingers to work on that keyboard, But if you want to keep browsing for gardening essentials, our money saving app can get easier access to all our discounts so you’ll never miss out on a great gardening deal again.
By Anna Scott, 15th March 2014 - Founding Writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes