As we kiss winter goodbye and do a little happy dance that the sun is shining, I wanted to share with you the food that I grew in my little urban farm during the colder months. It's not really a farm, not even close considering I live in the middle of suburbia with a tiny plot of land, but I quite like calling my veggie patch a farm.
Over the last three months we grew, ate and shared:
Over 100 juicy lemons
About 50 mandarins
Over 40 loquats
10 giant sweet potatoes
2 fennel bulbs
Spinach leaves for healthy lunches
Endless chilli, mint, thyme, parsley, mint and basil
A small handful of raspberries, tomatoes and blueberries
The veggie patches and fruit trees are pretty low maintenance, I don't put any pesticides or insecticides on them so I guess I could say that they are organically grown. I also throw the occasional bag of cow manure on them (yes, it's a stinky day when that happens).
Again, the fruits and veggies didn't give me a feast, but the produce was tastier than anything I have ever bought in a shop. Plus, I feel more connected to nature when I know that I grew the food myself.
Do you grow your own food? If so, what do you grow? What is the easiest thing you have ever grown in your backyard?