Make the One Pot Pledge
As our reader will know, we have been growing our own fruit and vegetables for a couple of years, and we’ve written a line or two about our successes and failures. There is a growing band of people who, like we did a couple of years ago, want to have a go at growing their own food for the first time.
Luckily for them, help is at hand from the charity Garden Organic, who this year launched the One Pot Pledge, which aims to help gardening newcomers to grow an edible crop by using simple steps and clear advice to encourage and enthuse them.
Despite the surge in interest in ‘grow your own’ many newcomers, although keen to have a go, still don’t know where to start when it comes to food growing. Many are put off because they think they don’t have space to garden, or because they don’t have the time or knowledge. By encouraging people to start small with just one pot, the One Pot Pledge campaign aims to combat this, promising to make growing easy and successful.
The campaign hopes to encourage 30,000 people to make the One Pot Pledge and sow, grow and harvest their own food for the very first time. So far they are nearly halfway to meeting this target.
If you want to give it a grow, visit the One Plot Pledge website for more information.