So this weekend we made good use of the lovely weather and started ourselves off on a bit of self-sufficient living at last by planting some seeds. At the moment we get a lovely veg or salad box from Boxfresh Organics (when we're organised enough to order it in time). They do a fabulous range of stuff that is both grown locally and abroad (though not air freighted) so we can enjoy all the usual British staples but also staples we've got used to over the years like bananas (organic AND fairtrade, which is impossible to get anywhere else!), peppers and so on.
However, I'd still much rather grow our own! In the past we've dabbled and grown some pretty fine herbs, carrots, tomatoes and salad, and as those are some of our mainstays (especially when they're super-tasty homegrown ones) we've started with those.
So what's in the pots?
- Tomato (Moneymaker)
- Mixed Salad
We've also got some cucumber to go in but those will have to wait a month or so when hopefully it will be a bit toastier for them!
Hurrah for homegrown veggies :)