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If you really enjoy cooking then you might get into growing your own fruit and vegetables in an allotment. Gardening can be a really satisfying pursuit and, whilst growing flowers is fun, growing vegetables and then eating them has a satisfaction all of its own.
If you have not got a garden or access to an allotment, the next best thing could be to go to a pick your own fruit or vegetable farm. When you’ve picked it yourself, you know exactly how fresh a piece of fruit or vegetable is and you know that it’s full of vitamins and minerals. If it’s organic too, that’s even better.
Plants that you pick in season will be limited, as of course, unless it’s grown under glass you can’t expect to get something like mangoes growing in the UK. But some say that local, in season produce is even better.
Picking your own fruit and veg is satisfying
When you’re picking your own produce you can choose from different farms that specialise in different kinds of things. For example, one farm may just grow garlic and if you like garlic, you’ll be in garlic heaven. They’ll probably have rare breeds like black garlic, and different sizes from tiny to huge.
Other farms may have strawberries, if it’s the right time of year, or pumpkins and squashes at other times. When you’re choosing your vegetables, remember that bigger isn’t always better, as sometimes smaller produce has a better flavour.
Be Sensible When You’re Working
When you’re picking fruit and veg make sure that you’re wearing sturdy gardening gloves and that you have some scissors or secateurs handy if necessary. Try and bend from the knees or kneel to pick things, to protect your back.
Only pick where you have permission to do so and don’t take fruit from trees you see when passing by on a roadside. Even abandoned looking plots of land may have an owner, who won’t be very happy to find you taking their produce!
The worst accident that usually happens from picking fruit and vegetables is usually an achy back, some scratches, perhaps an insect sting and a sense of tiredness from a long day working hard.
Pack some painkillers in case the sun gives you a headache, antihistamines for insect bites and plasters for cuts. But if it’s something worse, please seek immediately medical attention. Drop what you’re doing and call an ambulance.
Sometimes poisonous plants can be in among the fruit and veg and cause serious skin rash, allergic reaction or if accidentally put in the mouth (for example if you’ve touched the poisonous plant and then your mouth) stomach upsets and more serious illnesses).
People can also fall down unexpected holes in the undergrowth searching for the juiciest berry, or twist ankles on roots.
If this happens to you call us to make an accident claim in Denbighshire. Our phone number is 0800 689 0500 from a land line and from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Accident Advice Helpline are really experienced in accident claim in Denbighshire.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown