The last 6 months of 2010 have been …well hectic to say the least. New job, new house and yip I have even started to grow my own vegetables.
Let’s rewind a little…each week I visit the supermarket (as most of us do;) and when the time comes to pay for my goods I always think to myself ‘how on earth is it that much?’. When I get back home, unpack my shopping backs I started to realise that most of this stuff I could indeed grow myself.
So this is where it began, no longer will I be paying for someone else to grow veggies for me and kindly wrap them in not so friendly plastic. Off I went to my local garden centre..and for pennies picked up the following:
- Tomato seeds- Cucumber seeds - Egg Plant seeds
- Morning Glory seeds (local favorite here in Thailand)
- Spring Onion seeds
- …and of course some large pots and soil so I can sit them on my veranda all in all cost me under £10!
Oops and I must admit my girly shopping addiction came out also during my trip leading me to also buy a red and also a yellow rose bush…just to keep things looking pretty
So around a month later, we have ‘some’ signs of life, my tomato, spring onion and morning glory are reaching for the sun yippee…although I may have to wait a little while yet until I can tuck into them…although it is very much worth the wait as I know exactly where my food has come from and the cost will in the long run, be much cheaper than the supermarket charges me.
Also I have a massive addiction for spinach at the moment, so I popped some cuttings/roots into a pot too and they are growing like weeds so maybe in a couple of weeks I can enjoy a lovely salad with my own home-grown spinach.
Why not give it a try? If I can do it (and by the way I am definitely NO Alan Titchmarsh!) then I am sure you can too
Check back soon and I will pop some photos up of my progress.