Posted on October 28th, 2015
At the beginning of the year one of my new year’s resolutions was to create a vegetable garden that would be able to help contribute to the food in the house so that my family could begin living a little more sustainably. 10 months down the line and not a day goes by without me beaming at my flourishing vegetable garden. It’s been a long process of my dad building three massive crates, making sure the soil mix was just right, patiently waiting for seeds to begin to germinate and then joy as the crates began to overflow with luscious greenery. But we’ve arrived and I am ever so pleased with the result.
I’ll take you through each box touring you around what I’ve managed to grow from only seeds and kitchen scraps.
This box is filled with runner beans, lazy housewife beans, broccoli, carrots and beetroot. I haven’t managed to harvest anything yet but I’m sure the beetroot will be ready soon and I can enjoy it in one of my freshly pressed homemade juices.
At the back we have baby marrow plants looming over my Congolese spinach (like baby spinach) and then some more beetroot.
This box must be my absolute pride and joy and one that I use from on a daily basis in cooking. It is filled with celery, tomatoes, carrots, sage, mint, lemon thyme, parsley, oregano and my flourishing spinach.
I cannot explain the immense joy that comes with using fresh, homegrown produce. It makes things taste that must sweeter as you have been a part of the whole process from seed to the plate. If there is one thing you can do to start changing the face of tomorrow; it is to begin growing your own food.