Garden centres throughout the country are struggling to keep up with the demand of consumers wanting peat and other compost products as the grow-your-own bug kicks in. The recession has led to garden centres buying in less of the products, forcing them to re-stock as soon as possible.
The continuing good weather has brought out customers in their droves, as they prepare to grow more of their own food this year. With campaigns such as ‘Dig In’ run by the BBC, demand is only likely to increase.
This can only be a good sign; if more people are growing their own food, it will put less pressure on agriculture and transport and will reduce the amount of food imported into the UK. Not only that but it sends a clear message to government that more must be done to help people who want to grow their own food.
If you want learn more about growing your own, look out for articles within the the grow your own section.