Supermarket vs Home-Grown Veg
Shop vegetables are often grown for their uniformity. Cucumbers have to be long and green, tomatoes red and round etc whereas at home your veg does whatever is natural. At home there's no transportation issues, the vegetables haven't been stored for long periods in grotty containers or washed in chlorine to destrop bacteria. I'll never buy at shops again.
A Veg For All Seasons
My veggie patch is pretty much in constant use. I can be eating spinach, swede and leeks in winter, potatoes most of the year, salad, cucumber and tomatoes in summer and tasty pumkins in autumn. As I only have a small space, I utilise the balcony and pop a few cabbages in window boxes and containers. I love container gardening, this means the kids can easily muck in too.
My favourite time is the harvest. There's nothing better than picking the produce that you have grown. It's exciting and rather satisfying to say to visitors, "I grew all those veg." Of course you need the recipes to show off your goods, so look here for inspiration and start to 'grow-your-own'.
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