Veggie patch delights: Spring
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?
Follow me on and Instagram
to see my daily life.
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.
Leave a comment