Veggie patch delights: May
The pumpkin.....riiiight before I picked and cooked it.
I live in Perth city suburbia.
My dream was always to live on a big country farm and grow endless vegetables and fruits alongside my pet goats. Unfortunately, I am unable to wean myself off city lattes and restaurant dinners, so for now the farm life has to come to me.
I live on an average sized plot of land. It seems "large" compared to those post-stamp land sizes that they sell today, but for me it is still so much smaller than what I grew up on. Nevertheless, I have made the most of the small block of land, installing 15 separate veggie patches. My Italian genes scream for more veggie patches, but I will have to limit it to the 15 for now.
As the month closes I wanted to share with you the food that I grew, ate and shared with loved ones:
2 ginormous pumpkins
2 sweet potatoes
4 corn cobs
Handfuls of basil
More zucchini than I knew what to do with
Rocket leaves for my daily salads
A small handful of raspberries
While the yield certainly didn't give me a feast, it did teach me patience and and give me joy in the month of May. There is always something really satisfying about growing your own food; it tastes sweeter (both literally and metaphorically).
Do you grow your own food? If so, what do you grow? What is the easiest thing you have ever grown in your backyard?
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Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.
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