Food on Friday ~ Home Grown

growing your own food is like printing your own money

Some say they can’t grow their own vegetables because they just don’t have the space.  And that all that bending and kneeling isn’t good for them.  All I know is that if you get yourself a planter, or three, you can keep yourself in organic vegetables for 8 months out of every year.

Buying a planter can be quite expensive, but if you’re handy at all you can build your own.  And if you’re no good at DIY, then find a man who can.  (I made that planter above)

And if your space is really very limited, then just add some ingenuity.

Growing your own fruits and vegetables seems daunting to many people, but it’s actually very easy.  All you need is a few square feet of good dirt, water, and a little time.  Among the benefits you’ll see are;

  • improving your health (and your family’s)
  • saving money on groceries (your planter should last decades)
  • enjoy better tasting food
  • know exactly what you’re eating and where it came from
  • stop worry about food safety
  • have a sense of achievement
  • get some outdoor exercise
  • reduce your impact on the environment and food waste

If you have no idea where to start there are innumerable websites that will give you advice, hints, and tips; garden organic, good housekeeping, david domoney, to name but three.


jack collier

try it, and I guarantee you will like growing your own


9 responses

  1. I cannot grow veggies. Flowers, the perennial kind, yes. Herbs, yes. Veggies, nope. I’m a terrible gardener and it is a great deal of work to baby seeds or starts to have them devoured by bugs. NOTHING seems to stop them soaps, organic stuff, or even the bad chemicals. Once one sort is gone, another moves in promptly.

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    1. Kris, I feel for you. Maybe you are living in a place that naturally has lots of nasty plant-eating bugs. But the good news is you can grow herbs, and that’s not to be sniffed at. Grow herbs, learn about herbs, become a herbalist ~ or follow your nature and be a herb witch ❤❤❤
      Hugs Sweetheart 🌹🌹🌹

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      1. This part of Oregon is a mecca for growing things. I’m surrounded by acres of wheat or peas or whatever else might be needed in larger quantities. There is a frozen foods plant just over the hill where most of the farmers used to send their produce (peas aren’t as common anymore. Not a preferred veggie!).

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        1. Maybe you’re getting all the bugs that have been chased off the commercial crops by their powerful pesticides. 😕

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          1. that would be funny, but they only last as long as there is food, then they hibernate or something! lol

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    1. Cool Mermaid 🌹🌹🌹

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  2. Jack… I too plant as much as I can. We should all try. I’m waiting for my two bunches of bananas to ripen. 😊

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    1. Good girl ❤ Oh how cool. Obviously I can't grow bananas here in the North of England, but rhubarb does very well here. 😉

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