Reading Croft Garden‘s recent post ‘World Food Day’ and the comments that followed it has made me think more about my own food production and what I do with it. I do (over time) use all the fruit that I grow, the soft fruit and apples, the plums and damsons when we get them, but I am not as diligent with the vegetables. I have tried in the past to stick to reliable crops that I know I am going to use, but somehow it doesn’t always work out like that and I end up with rotten onions, gone-to-seed leeks and potatoes hardly worth peeling – the compost heap may benefit, but that defeats any real purpose in growing them and is a waste of time and resources. If I really concentrated on those crops I use regularly and paid them more attention it would mean buying less from the supermarkets, and we all know that home grown will taste better too. I therefore hope to advance plan for next year – no potatoes, no broad beans, no beetroot, no leeks, but well-nurtured French beans, courgettes, broccoli, cabbage, spinach beet, salad crops and onions-that-will-NOT-fail!
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