I know I've talked heaps about our garden lately.
I was reflecting and think about how I've come to be so passionate about growing my own vegetables. While buying seedlings at Bunnings today, I made small-talk with the check-out guy asking him if he has tried growing his own veggies. He told me that he thought gardening is for older people. Hmm, I think he just called me old! But, I don't think I've just grown into it. I think instead I've caught the vision of just how incredible it is to plant, tend and harvest your own food.
I also went to the DFO today, and was amazed at how many people there were there shopping! I went to one shop, focussed to get just what I was after and nothing more. But I came away thinking they are such consuming, un-creative places. But still I go because I haven't got to the point where I am fully self sufficient, and I must admit there are some products I love... like Element clothing, and Keen shoes. But, I am happy to mix and match the gear I love with my love for the gear I can make. I enjoy making my own clothes - guaranteed to be just my size, my style, and exactly what I'm after!
We have two new vegetables patches: now planted with cauliflower, broccoli, silver-beet, garlic, snow peas, bok choi, carrots, and coriander. Our aim is to be able to have an ongoing harvest of our own vegetables. And, a picture of the super fresh vegetables from the garden for dinner tonight!