Thursday, I Think Seriously, About Self Sustainability
No one wants to be sick…ill.
And yet we are going farther & farther from what would make us healthy.
Not the agri-corp, perfectly formed, devoid of vitamins, shipped a million miles stuff, NO.
I’m talking about growing it yourself in your own yard.
Even if you are an apartment dweller….you can container garden a portion of your food.
At the very least find someone in your county that grows Heirloom veggies…Buy Local.
Heirloom…. this means these plants are true to form… the seed has been saved from each ‘generation’ of plants to produce the next generation. Oftentimes these veggies are not pretty…the tomatos aren’t perfect orbs~ they have bumps and valleys; the corn kernels aren’t in straight rows…they meander a bit on the ear….
BUT these veggies taste wonderful….just like you remember as a kid!
Because these seeds have not been hybridized to look lovely & ship a million miles with little or no damage (thanks agri-business!) but instead have been ‘passed down’, they have naturally evolved, developed disease resistance and have given up none of their taste or vitamins along the way…AND imho when you buy local produce it has grown & developed in your area & so your food has built in immunities to the germs in your area….it’s better for you!
We are just returning to the land this year, after a decade away. I didn’t think you could forget gardening…& I guess I haven’t really. But some of the little ‘tricks’ we learned along the way, growing a garden for 20 years seem to stay hidden til just after we needed them this year. So my very first piece of advice is get a notebook! Write Gardening in large friendly letters on the front. At the end of your time spent gardening each day, write down what you’ve done~ planting, watering, weeding, fertilizing. After awhile this will become a habit that’ll really save you time in the long run. So even if you’re only going to grow one patio tomato in a pot you need a gardening notebook. If your tomato dies, you don’t want to repeat your mistakes year after year do you?
some were ‘sets’…wee little plants you put in the ground to grow bigger….
and waited patiently for the seeds to come up….
Thanks for stopping in, so glad You’re here …. (yes, YOU!)
Pull up a chair…. relax.. Hang out and chit chat awhile…
O &… Please don’t rec this pony party, another will trot up in a few hours.