A little idea, borrowed from the lovely MJ. Producing your own food to whatever extent available is only going to get more important as prices of good quality food continue to soar. Yes, I know, I’ve heard all the excuses, the main one being water shortages. Think smart, think outside the square, reuse, recycle. It can be done. An investment in good food is an investment in health. An investment in locally produced food is not only economically sensible, it’s an investment in the planet. ‘Nuff said?
So right now, in our little patch we have;
Olive tree (not yet fruiting)
Fejoa tree (not yet fruiting)
Nectarine tree (not yet fruiting)
3 Lime trees
Lettuce (4 varieties)
We have sprouts in the kitchen too. Which has to be the easiest and most basic form of producing your own food. Sprouts are highly nutritious. Plus the kids love it. Sprouts grow at a perfect rate for inquiring little minds. Currently sprouting are adzuki beans and black beans
The kids and I made a bean and pea teepee today with 2m bamboo stakes, climbing beans, honeypod peas and snowpeas. I’ll include a picture when the seedlings get a bit taller. It’s a fabulous project for getting the kids interested and beans and peas grow (almost) quickly enough to satisfy them.
From the teepee…and it’s not even very tall yet…
Here we are, early Janary and I’m struggling to keep the vegies alive. Not enough rain and plenty of scorching weather. Thank heavens the tank is full. I picked what was left of the peaches today. The wind had blown a lot off and the birds have had a feast. Still, here is our haul.
Not food I know but I just adore hoyas. Possibly my favourite flower.