Even the tiniest garden or balcony can be jam-packed with delicious edible food.
As scientists, we have long known that gardening - the "human-plant interaction" has incredible health benefits - physical and mental. Watering plants, caring for seedlings, picking and eating them...all these things create positive chemical changes in our brains and bodies (what we call "neurological and bio-physiological" !) Spending time with plants, growing and harvesting them is part of our evolutionary makeup. So it's really sad when you stop to think about how divorced our modern, busy lives have become from this evolutionary connection to our own food. But, now is the time to change things, and gradually learn that we can rely less on supermarkets pumping what they think we want, to growing what we really want (and spending pennies instead of pounds!) Now is the time to gradually produce our own food, gain confidence and experience the incredible joy of being able to pop into the garden or balcony and pick what you want to cook.
Don't be phased if you have a balcony or small courtyard - even if it is concreted or paved. You can most definitely grow all sorts of amazing fruit & veg in pots, and I'll guide you through the very easy process. It'll create a lovely ecology in a space that had nothing, give you lots of deliciously edible food, and you'll be surprised how happy it makes you feel!
And if you have a garden, you don't need to dig it all up! Our sciency project here is to use our existing garden ecologies (and create new ecologies on balconies & courtyards). By all means clear small areas of your garden, but the main point is to work with what we have. It's perfectly fine to plant our new fruit and veg into spaces inbetween our other plants. For centuries in the UK we've had "cottage gardens" - these traditionally have always been a mix of fruit, vegetables, flowers and border plants.
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