Wednesday, 7 September 2011

It doesn't take ANY effort

As I have said, one of the main reasons for me doing this blog is to talk about how I have managed this growing food and self sufficiency thing, while being very very busy at the same time.

And I have found that it is the BLOGGING which is more of a challenge than finding the time and energy to get into the garden.

I am very lucky in that my garden was totally overgrown with brambles; in the last couple of weeks I have been able to pick well over a kilogram of ripe fruit having put NO effort in whatsoever beyond reaching my hand out and plucking.

The apple tree by the front gate is also laden with fruit which I will be bringing in shortly to make a blackberry and apple crumble for some friends.

And finally, barring some minor (5 mins a week) weeding the herb garden is flourishing.

The point being, it really IS easy to gather and grow food in your garden; I will probably be reducing my yield of blackberries by continuing clearing the garden.

So, get out there and gather. Don't be scared of "how much work it is" you only need put in 30 mins a day (and you get the benefit of fresh air and stretching exercises)