Sunday, June 29, 2008
Grow your own
This post from Bonetired about the lack of taste in supermarket food has reminded me to take some photos of the plants outside my home.
I don't have a garden, just a tiny yard which only gets direct sunlight between the hours of 1-3pm...just enough for me to sunbathe, that is when it's not raining. It's a good job I'm so petite as I doubt anyone over about 5'4 would have enough room to lie out there!
Such limited space is no barrier to growing food though, and as a result I have plants in pots growing outside the front of the house as well as at the back. Alongside the flowers are tomato plants, carrots and lettuce sown deliberately to produce a constant supply of baby leaves rather than full plants.
Inside on a window sill there are chilli's and peppers, and in the back more tomatoes, various herbs and some garlic.
The taste is incredible, and all for just a few pounds for all the seeds and very little effort (other people do the lifting, which to them is not heavy!). I wonder how popular growing your own food in this way will become as food prices continue to rise?