From sitting room floor to windowsill to garden or pots...to picking & eating!
It's so easy and you don't need much space, and, you don't have to grow "everything" - just pick the veggies that you love the most and focus on them.
We're so used to buying everything, with supermarkets pumping thousands of different items at us. But actually, you only really need to focus on the fruit and veg that you really like and they will give you the right nutrients and fibre that you need.
And, it's all quite a bit of a con. Our favourite fruit and veg are often the most expensive. I love globe artichokes, but they usually sell for £3-4 each! I also love all the berries, yet they are sold to us in plastic boxes containing just a handful. How many times have I got really annoyed at seeing a plastic punnet holding just 12 raspberries or 6 strawberries...for £2-4 each? All the time ;)
Yet for the average £2 cost of a packet of seeds, we can grow entire artichoke plants that produce week after week. And one raspberry plant is around £2 - you get a heck of a lot of punnets for that!
So let's start getting our own seeds and sharing them or their seedlings with each other!! The main cost is the first year to get us started. After that, most vegetables don't die but keep growing and producing year after year. So the cost of buying seeds reduces pretty quickly.
The pictures above are seeds that I'm growing to start off our Jericho Seedling Club! They'll be bigger in a few weeks and ready to start sharing them out. Some of the seedlings I'm preparing to share are ones that will give you food all year round - like chives, spinach, beans and many more!
Would you like to join me and help grow seeds? If yes, raise your hand and let's organise who will grow what to share & exchange with each other!
There's no need to spend a lot of money - use your money for the seeds and simply upcycle pots, bottles, tins, egg boxes, toilet/kitchen cardboard rolls, rolled up newspaper, plastic food containers...anything that will make a nice little growing pot. So doublecheck your wheelie bins and rescue those items!!
And join me on our Facebook page for lots of tips and advice to get you started.