I have zero idea what’s been put on them whilst they’ve been growing and what kind of soil they’ve grown in too. The quality of the soil used greatly affects how much goodness is in these veggies…
I love being outside too. I love being in nature and feeling the energy of the trees and plants around me, breathing and growing. Its calming.
In my local town they have a project called the Big Garden where you can go along as a volunteer and help grow fruit and vegetables. In return you get to take some of the produce home with you. How amazing is that! And to top it all off its all organic, grown without pesticides and the people who work there are super friendly too. Drew and I go along and help out – he loves it and takes his watering can with him.
I’ve never really grown much up until now but I know I want to find out how to go about growing veggies, so last year I decided to try growing some in my garden.
I began growing my two favourite dark leafy greens: kale and spinach. It went very well and I love the fact that when I pick them they are super fresh and not full of any nasties. Its given me a lot more confidence and so this year I’m going to go the full monty!
I’m going to be growing the following:
Swiss Chard ‘bright lights’
I’m planning on making a wigwam tent from the Beans (see here for picture) and then put most of the kale, spinach and chard in tubs. The slugs don’t seem to like going up the tubs in my garden, thankfully!
I’m exceptionally looking forward to making this happen in my garden. Its not a big garden by any means but it makes my heart sing to think that I could be growing my own veg that can go in my smoothies with as much phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as possible!
It also makes me feel very happy that I’m not relying on these big supermarkets for all my veggies and that I can work towards a more environmentally sustainable model.
This week I’m going to be sorting out the soil for the beds and starting to grow my seedlings… I’m new to all of this so any feedback or ideas would be gratefully received!
Wish me luck on my journey, and I’ll keep you posted as to how we get on!
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