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What are your resolutions for the New Year? Here at Dandy's we're on a mission to help you with your top resolutions for 2018!
According to a recent survey the top ten New Year's resolutions for 2018 are...
1. Eat better
2. Exercise more
3. Spend less money
4. Self care - i.e. sleeping better
5. Read more books
6. Learn a new skill
7. Get a new job
8. Make new friends
9. Get a new hobby
10. Focus more on appearance
Are any of these resolutions are your list this year? They are certainly on a lot of Team Dandy's so we've been putting our heads together to figure out how to get motivated!
All of these top resolutions can be easily achieved by making an effort to get out in your garden a bit more this year! Growing your own vegetables is a fabulous way to eat home-grown, organic produce and it will save you some pennies while you are at it!
Grafting in the garden for an hour or so is an amazing way to exercise and if you're ultimate goal is to lose weight and improve your appearance then you'll be pleased to know that just one hours digging and wheelbarrowing, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and the like can burn up to around 450 calories - that's the same as going up and down the stairs about 90 times - and it's a lot more fun to boot! You'll be knackered after all of that so your sleep will improve as well!
Growing using your own home grown herbs and vegetables will make a world of difference to your cooking skills too! Or why not turn your hand to growing flowers for cutting and take up an interest in flower arranging?
Growing from an allotment is a great way to make new friends with similar interests if you are the outdoorsy type. Not too keen on gardening? Put a sandpit in for the kids and have their friends round - invite the parents to come with for a few summery drinks in the garden and use it as an opportunity to enlarge your social circle!
Wanting to up your reading? There are loads of amazing books on growing your own veg and gardening out there, and don't forget to keep up to date on this here blog for all of our gardening tips, home-grown recipes and latest offers on supplies for your new hobby and lovely new garden!
So there you go - buy a bag of our lovely Vegegrow Topsoil - 20% off at the moment so saving you even MORE money - and you're well on the way to completing ALL TEN of 2018's top New Year Resolutions!
Keep us posted on your progress!