Saturday, February 2, 2013
I have a fairly tiny garden but I do make it work hard. All year I grow a range of herbs - rosemary, bay, oregano, thyme and parsley. I have a lemon tree and in summer I add basil, tomatoes and other veggies to the mix. This year we are growing zucchinis and eggplant.
We have harvested kilos of tomatoes and quite a few zucchini but our first eggplant is still growing. Every year at about this time as I admire my bountiful supply of tomatoes and other veggies I'm filled with pride and a short lived sense that I could be self sufficient - short lived because I quickly realise that growing a few plants is not equivellent to growing all you need to live on.
I dream of one day having a huge vegetable patch with a rotating planting system, growing a significant portion of our food each year. I would really love to grow my own fruit, I know from experience it tastes so much better than what you can buy in the shops. But in the meantime I continue to feel very proud of the delicious food my tiny garden produces.
Do you grow vegetables? And does ti give you a somewhat overwhelming sense of pride when you get to eat what you have grown?