The challenge

I’m interested to see if I can live up to my challenge of consuming something from my garden every day of the year that I am at home. I think that I did do this over the last 12 months but I didn’t document the evidence, so here goes as of today, 15th May 2012.

Day One:

  • For lunch I ate my own purple sprouting broccoli leaves (stuffed with beef and barley)
  • For tea, it was more of the broccoli leaves as well as some of the flowers (with kidneys in gravy and other, bought vegetables).

I don’t think that I am going to get much more mileage out of the broccoli flowers but there are a good few leaves left, which I hope will tide us over till the new produce is ready to eat. Having realised just what a fantastic crop I get from these vegetables, however, I am hopeful that we will be eating our own purple sprouting broccoli for much of the year, especially as my soil seems well suited to growing them.

I have dedicated a separate page of my blog to this challenge, so see the page entitled ‘The Challenge’ for further instalments 🙂

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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