I saw the price of fruit and vegetables this summer and couldn’t believe them. We want more people to eat healthier so we yet we charge the earth for the good stuff, yet we sell shop own brand chocolate for prices much less. I’ve been mulling it over for a long while now but the decider was talking to a family friend about the work I would need to do to achieve a good crop of fruits and vegetables.
Our garden is like a jungle. It’s a mess. Grandad has turned a part of it into some kind of a scrap yard (or so it looks). Nanna is always going on about the state of the garden, but after talking to a neighbour, the work I need to put in is even more than I anticipated. I won’t be defeated though. I have my gardening gloves, and I have my welly boots. I’ve been out there pulling out weeds, and I’ve already started to plan what I want to grow. I’ve probably started growing the chilli peppers too early, but apparently I can ‘train’ them. I’ve sown the broccoli, so hopefully I’ll have some next June. I’ve even planted some Mung Bean which is started to sprout. I’ve also hinted to my brother what I would like for my birthday: a blueberry plant in a container. I’m also considering getting a dwarf apricot tree which can go in a big container.
I’m not going to lie: I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. But, I have figured that if I can sort out the garden and get some tubs and growing bags, that I should be ok. I just hope that my family and friends like eating chilli peppers, because there are only so many that I can eat before I start feeling sick!