When is Asparagus in Season?

Asparagus season ranges from the end of April to the middle of June and supermarkets across the UK are stocking their shelves in abundance!

It’s not an easy veg to grow and is very labour-intensive, they come from the young shoot of a cultivated lily plant and are considered to be one of the finer delicacies of the vegetable world.

Health Benefits of Asparagus

  • Good source of Vitamin K. Asparagus is high in vitamin K, which is the blood clotting vitamin.
  • Contains Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant properties.
  • Nourishes the digestive tract.
  • Good source of fibre
  • Helps fight cancer.

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Spring Has Finally Arrived!

With what has been an extremely cold year thus far spring has finally decided to spring itself upon us. The snow that was covering the ground has finally melted, the evenings are beginning to get longer and the weather is starting to warm up ever so slightly.
We all know that you can’t keep a good gardener out of the garden for too long before our green fingers start to become itchy fingers. So it’s finally time to get out there and give the garden a good old spring clean.

Where do you start?
Well the shed or the fence can always do with sanding down and a lick of paint to help extend its life and keep it looking nice and fresh.  There are so many new colours of wood stains and different paints all which can be picked up relatively cheap from your local hardware store and really do help preserve the wood.

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