GROWING YOUR OWN

Personal blog today)) Some of you have probably read THIS POST about how I try to make my business as eco-friendly as possible. It's not only about business for me though. My husband and I also try to be environmentally friendly in our everyday lives. For the last year or so we had been thinking about growing our own food and eventually we got our own little allotment in January. So far we've been enjoying the experience. We planted a few veggies and herbs, and we have fruit trees and bushes as well. It's fun to visit it every other day to see how fast everything grows and changes. With changing climate food is becoming a precious resource in some countries, so it's very important to learn about food, where it comes from and how you can make what you eat a lot healthier. Not sure if people who think that cucumbers grow already wrapped in plastic really exist, but you get the point. You will never get anything healthier and tastier than something you've grown yourself. It's packed with vitamins and there are no chemicals or pesticides in it. It's so easy to grow things as well! Especially herbs. You can buy everything prepared for you in garden centers or stores like Homebase, all you need to do is put seeds in a pot and water regularly. Result - green windowsill, kitchen filled with delicious smell of thyme, rosemary, basil, coriander and what not, and aromatic herbs for your dinner)) It's possible to do it even you don't have a garden, all you need is a windowsill ;-)
So, below are a few pics of what's growing in our allotment/garden:
Marygolds

Chilly plant (I'm not a big fan of spicy food, but Michael is, so I think one plant is just enough, hehe)

These are supposed to grow into carrots:

This is strawberry:
Dill (mix it with sour cream for delicious dips and sauces) 

Crunchy radishes for salads:

Gooseberries:

These will become rasberries:

Blackcurrant (delicious in milkshakes and jams):

Potato plant:

Beetroots:

Peas (out of 15 I planted, only this one came out, oooopsss...):

Coriander:

These will grow into juicy plums:

I will keep you updated if we are able to actually pick anything in a few months, hehe))