At the weekend, I visited a friend who has guinea pigs. Thus, I saw a way of doing her a favour and relieving my garden of a vegetable which had grown so profusely over the last year that I really can’t eat enough to keep up with supply.
The photo above shows the patch of chard after it had been culled. Yet I hardly made a dent in the amount of available foliage and still managed to fill a carrier bag (remember those?) to hand over this morning.
I don’t actually know the cost of how much I gave away but considering it is organic, I reckon it must have been somewhere in the region of £5-£10 worth of chard. It shows that if you get the produce right you can certainly save quite a bit by growing your own. The trick for me therefore seems to be getting a greater variety of food that I want.
PS WordPress has just told me it is my fifth anniversary of blogging. I wish I had been able to capture the sight I came home to this evening: a pigeon sunbathing on my fence. It was clearly very much enjoying the experience. So glad I am able to blog about this fitting end to the day!