There is no mystery to growing your own veg, magic yes, there is something very satisfying in going into the garden and picking veg that you have grown, knowing that there are no food miles involved and that no chemicals have been used, the taste of freshly picked veg cannot be beaten. Our garden has continued to produce all that we need throughout the winter, we still have a lot of carrots, they did particularly well last year and despite it having been so wet have stood well, the kale likewise has produced throughout. We had an excellent crop of brussel sprouts although they are now coming to the end, we have been picking them for over four months.
We had a months gap with the chard but that is now regenerating and we have had our first picking, add to that the cabbages and purple kale we have had no shortage. We had an excellent crop of potatoes which will last us beyond the first earlies which have now been planted in the tunnel. We might however run out of onions, we always seem to under estimate how many onions we use in a year.
The broad beans planted last Autumn are now well up so we should be picking them by May. The Rhubarb will be ready for the first picking in a week or so.
Many people consider that food is expensive, yet they spend only about 12% of their income on food, and in the UK, can on average afford to waste around seven hundred pounds a year on dumping food.