Roast potatoes, glazed parsnips, delicious carrots and of course brussels sprouts —all the essentials for that coveted Christmas dinner which, for so many, is the highlight of the festive season. So get harvesting your vegetables this Christmas!
Often, we source our seasonal vegetables from the supermarket and we are so busy during this period that we don’t have time to shop around for healthier alternatives, even though intensively grown supermarket veg may have lost much of its nutritional value before it even reaches the shelves.
Growing your own vegetables for your Christmas dinner can have many benefits—not only is the produce more nutritious, with higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals, but will also give you a great sense of pride, knowing that you have tended to the food on your plate over the previous months.
Or, if you are growing on your own, why not plant a few extra seeds and once the harvesting season comes around, donate the extra vegetables to soup kitchens and local community groups. It’s a great way to help people in need, while also spreading the Christmas spirit.