Never, ever, give Organically grown vegetables away.
I have paid £3 for an Organic Cauliflower. Potatoes are
£4 a kilo. My potato crop for one year was worth £378.
I didnt give one away. ‘Turbo’ Onion sets will keep until
the over winter sets bulb up in May, providing a continuation.
Some Brussel Sprout varieties are in the ground 9 months. Its work you are not paid for. We should be respected for growing vegetables, not treated like off shoots from Sainsburys by silly friends and relatives who cannot do it themselves.
To keep a family in vegetables every day, all year round,
takes a considerable amount of skill. When I started allotment gardening I was told by a man that a 10 pole plot should keep a family of 5 all year round – if you get it right. I live alone and only managed it, because I had a freezer.
I did it for 32 years.
To keep them preserved or frozen for the long winter months also takes a considerable amount of skill, and knowledge of the varieties, which we help each other with.
We should be respected for what we do.
Its our fault if we are not.
Sorry, but it just makes me cross, the silly things people say. End of rant.
- 25 Jul, 2013
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