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Make a New Gardening Year’s Resolution and Get Growing Veg with David Domoney – for Mind, Body and Flavour!

February 14th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Have you thought about starting to grow vegetables but you feel it is overwhelming, too difficult or not sure of the benefits? Well, gardening has many advantages and eating vegetables from your own garden is a great way to ensure you are getting the most in terms of nutrition, flavour and value.

Gardening is good for us. It makes us happy because physical exercise releases endorphins which trigger positive feelings. Iowa State University has conducted research and suggests that planting can burn 177 calories in men and 135 calories in women every hour, and weeding can burn 157 calories for men and 156 for women!1

If you are not convinced yet… Gardening is a creative art that allows us to express ourselves, but it is also a way of caring for something, gives us satisfaction, pride and a sense of purpose2.

Get Growing with David Domoney and Mr Fothergill'sGet Growing with David Domoney and Mr Fothergill's

Mr Fothergill’s has teamed up with gardening expert David Domoney to create the Get Growing seed range aimed at newcomers to grow-your-own. The collection comprises 56 of the most reliable vegetable varieties in the Mr Fothergill’s range, plus 10 easy to use seed mats and tapes for no-effort sowing.

Though aimed at building confidence and ensuring success among new gardeners, both novice and experienced growers will benefit from the tried and tested range of quality seeds. Each packet offers simple, jargon-free growing instructions and easy reference icons, while a QR code on every packet links gardeners to further ‘on the spot’ advice from David’s website www.daviddomoney.com

Get Growing with David Domoney and Mr Fothergill's

David Domoney said: “I am delighted to be working with the team at Mr Fothergill’s. Growing seeds is such great fun, and I want my range to encourage many more budding gardeners to get growing from seed. Whether garden experts or first-timers connecting with a plant, the moment seed germinates is a special experience that everyone should enjoy.”

Visit your local garden centre for the full range or head over to www.mr-fothergills.co.uk

1https://www.daviddomoney.com/get-fit-gardening/

2Gardening as a mental health intervention: A Review by Jane Clatworthy, Joe Hinds and Paul M. Camic

Gardening: The Feel Good Factor by Thrive