|Before and After of my allotment plot|
When people tell you there is nothing quite like growing your own and eating it, you don't believe them until you do it. In weather like this food is never top of my agenda and I tend to stick to salads, mostly made from ingredients I have grown - lettuce, cucumber, tomato, spring onion, onion, radish and sometimes a bit of potato to add to the texture, which you can see below. You can grow all of this from a smile growing kit that you can buy from places like Amazon, my own favourite being this . Then it is from kits like this or from seeds you can end up with a whole host of different foods such as these which I picked over the weekend,
I also love beetroot, it has been one of my favourite foods for years and it is one of the easiest things to grow. Every year I pickle and preserve them in jars and then as and when I need them, eat them or for the first time ever I made a beetroot cake and it looks like this:
Tomatoes are also easy to grow and there is nothing more wonderful than making your own tomato soup as shown below, one simple bag of tomatoes and one bowl of soup later, the rest of which is frozen.
I think everyone should have a go at growing their own, whether it is on a windowsill in your home, to a mini greenhouse, vegetable patch in your garden, a greenhouse if you have space and like me on an allotment if you are lucky enough.
Do you or have you ever grown your own? Is it something you would ever try and do?