Growing and eating our own food – October 2013

Just showing off really, but we spent a lot of hours on the allotment last week, much weeding and harvesting beetroot, small and surprisingly tasty turnips, loads of apples and potatoes.  Even saw a small lizard sunning itself on a roof tile beside a compost bin, but it scuttled out of sight when it saw me coming.

Jackie weeding young asparagus bed.  Nearer the camera is a bed where I removed a bucket of potatoes, but tried to leave the kale.

Jackie weeding young asparagus bed. Nearer the camera is a bed where I removed a bucket of potatoes, but tried to leave the kale.

The freezer is filling with blackberries and apples – on top of the bags of broad beans from earlier in the year.  And then we get to eat the stuff.  Local food, low transport costs, no pesticides and in this case no meat – living sustainably.

Dinner on 8th October: our own courgettes, garlic, turnips, potatoes, beetroot and tomatoes (but not the parsnips or cheese)

Dinner on 8th October: our own courgettes, garlic, turnips, potatoes, beetroot and tomatoes (but not the parsnips or cheese)

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