Behold the raw power of ✨💚 Peas and Beans 💚✨
Peas (Pisum sativum) and beans, from borlotti to haricot, they come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, colours and flavours! ✨
Peas and beans are universally consumed around the world as a major food source rich in fibre and protein. 🌍
Peas are a great source of Folic Acid which acts by helping the body produce and maintain new cells! Beans on the other hand are amazing sources of protein and fibre, the later being very important for our digestive health. –
They are so easy to grow at home in garden spaces or in containers – start sowing seeds in March for peas, followed by beans from May. 🌱
🌟 Special Power – Protein 🌟
Peas & beans are amazing sources of protein. A 100g portion of chickpeas can attribute to nearly 40% of your recommended daily protein intake. The combination of good land use, high yield and an excellent protein source, makes Peas and Beans one of the most environmentally friendly crops to grow.🌏
We have some great peas and beans coming up in the next few months in the Grow Club 🌱
For now, we have some great peas available right now in our Seeds and Bulbs Store! 😍
This week we had a field trip to @HelloFresh to have a look at how we refresh their garden! We designed and developed the planting in the garden area originally, so with Spring and Summer right around the corner, we went in to do the spruce up planning! 👨🏽🌾
Over the next few weeks we will be taking the time to tidy up and plant some wonderful climbers, flowers/colour enhancers, evergreens, hanging gardens and more….so soon we will have it all to show you! 😁
Keep an eye out for our updates on how it is all going! 👀🌱
We’re celebrating the power of ✨🍅 Tomatoes 🍅✨
Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) come in all shapes and sizes, from cherry tomatoes to beefsteaks. The ultimate fresh fruit/veg! companion, and the vibrant colour providers in any salad and cooked dish.
This classic fruit provides great nutritional value, with around 5 cherry tomatoes containing a quarter of the Vitamin A and C recommended per day!.
🌟 Special Power – Lycopene 🌟
Lycopene is the compound within tomatoes responsible for giving them their red colour. Studies have suggested that Lycopene can help reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping our skin protect itself from UV rays. Lycopene is also a strong antioxidant that can help protect against other forms of cancer.
We have a great selection of gourmet tomatoes to grow in the Grow Club today, so come and have a look!