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Cream of the crop
Take your home produce to the next level and reduce bills with a Keder greenhouse
reenhouse gardening is
one of the most reliable
ways of growing plants,
as it allows gardeners to
make the most of the season. This is
particularly important in the UK, as
the weather is so unpredictable - any
unforeseen, drastic change, such as
Storm Doris, can be detrimental to
plants grown outside.
A high-spec Keder greenhouse is the
perfect choice as it can withstand wind
speeds in excess of 140mph. Its unique
bubble laminate cladding is safer, lower
maintenance and more cost-effective
than glass, and far stronger and more
durable than standard polytunnels.
Most people would like greater food
security and environmental stability,
but there is so much conﬂicting
information about which foods are good
for you, how they are produced and the
effect on the environment, that it is
difﬁcult to know how to eat healthily
One way to start addressing these
issues is to produce your own chemicalfree, mileage-free food. With the
average household spending 11% of its
total weekly budget on food (Ofﬁce for
National Statistics, 2014) and many
With a Keder greenhouse, you can
expect a 15% increase in your yield
compared with other structures, because
its thermal retention properties extend
the growing season. It also helps to keep
costs down as it lasts for up to 26 years
and is virtually maintenance-free.
The health beneﬁts of growing your
own produce cannot be overstated
- not only will you have delicious,
freshly harvested, organic food, you will
beneﬁt from the exercise involved in
tending to your crops - from light
watering to strenuous digging.
protect crops from
people still not receiving an annual pay
rise, families need to make sure their
money goes as far as it possibly can.
A 79p packet of seeds, for example,
will provide a season's worth of cut-andcome-again salads, which is a fantastic
deal compared with spending £3 to £5
per week on bagged salad - and that's
before 'shrinkﬂation' has kicked in,
whereby supermarket items shrink in
size while the price remains the same.
If you can also engage members of the
younger generation, they will both learn
about where their food comes from and
be involved in a healthy activity.
And the best bit is that children love
to taste the food they have grown.
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