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  • ‘Grow Your Own Brexit Survival Kit’ launched by Scottish garden centre

    A Scottish garden centre has released a Grow Your Own Brexit Survival Kit to combat food shortages in case of a no deal Brexit.
     
    Bosses at Cardwell Garden Centre have created a pack of 12 vegetable seeds to plant. These can provide a year-round supply of nutritious food.
     
    The full kit is £34 and provides 12 packs of easy-to-grow seeds.
     
    Paul Carmichael, the retail general manager came up with the imaginative idea.
     
    Mr Carmichael said: “There has been a huge amount of publicity surrounding food shortages if there’s a no deal Brexit.
     
    “So, we’ve put together our own Grow Your Own Brexit Survival Kit that means people can have plenty of fresh veg.
     
    “Even if the worst comes to the worst and there are problems getting vegetables from Europe.
     
    “As we say on our packaging there are no customs controls out your own back garden.
     
    “They grow all year round, they’ve got a good yield. “We’ve not sold any yet but people have seen the funny side.
     
    “Even if a Brexit deal happens, it’s always good to grow your own. It’s more rewarding, helps reduce the carbon footprint and doesn’t use plastic packaging.”
    According to Government figures, the UK is only 60 per cent self-sufficient when it comes to food. 70 per cent of its food imports come from the EU.
     
    Cardwell’s Brian Hawthorn said: “Our Grow Your Own Brexit Survival Kit contains varieties of vegetables that are easy to grow.
     
    “With the easy to follow instructions you’ll need next to no gardening expertise. Many of the vegetables are suitable for sowing more than one crop per year.
     
    “Fresh veg is full of vitamins and minerals and all you have to do is water and feed the plants.
     
    “Leafy salads and smaller vegetables can be grown indoors planted in containers on a bright window ledge.”

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