Friday, December 20, 2013

Grow something to eat every day?

I've been reading this:

I rather like the concept.  Wouldn't it be great to be able to eat something you'd grown yourself, every day?  I'm thinking about giving it a go next year. 

There is of course the problem of when to start.  I've only got Leeks in the allotment at the moment.  I like leeks but not every day!  Mind you, once you extend the concept to include preserved stuff the list gets a bit bigger.  But even then, there is a limit to how many Pickled Onions a chap can eat.  The home-grown wine wouldn't last but the Sloe gin might.  And there are certainly lots of Blackberries, Raspberries, Rhubarb & Beans in the freezer.  But, however you look at it, there's a bit of a hungry gap until Spring sowings/plantings come on stream.  Perhaps 1st April would be a good time to start, with lots of early salads?  1st May?  I'd definitely need to get the cold-frame refurbished.  It's huge - 6 metres wide and 1.25m deep.  Plenty of space there to supplement the greenhouse, and it's crying out to be brought properly back into use.  A winter project methinks.

As for the book itself, I've had it on loan from the local library and toyed with putting it on the Xmas list (£15).  I'm glad I didn't though because I've found an "As New" copy on Amazon for 1p + postage.  Result!!  It's in the mail.


Sue Garrett said...

A bargain! We have quite a few vegetables on the plot at the moment - a post will be coming up shortly.
Does sound like an interesting book.

Tanya Walton said...

Sounds like a good do they actually have 365 different things in it?? And does the wine and gin count?? After all, you don't actually eat them. Now I'm so curious I might have to see if I can source the book for myself!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Book arrived this morning - very prompt! Or rather, a book very like it arrived this morning. Same author & the contents look the same (original has gone back to the library so I can't check) but it's now called "Grow your own, month-by-month - How to produce home-grown fruit & veg all year round".

But at 1p + postage I'm not complaining; as far as I can see the content is near-enough identical. And, importantly, Tanya, yes - wine and sloe gin definitely count!!