Year: 2010

Growing our own

> According to a Telegraph article last year, a survey of more than 1,000 people by the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) found 26 per cent growing their own fruit and vegetables. The reasons?….saving on food bills, health benefits of eating home grown vegetables, helping the environment and good old fashion fun.Β  Since moving house and acquiring a decent-sized plot of garden, we seem to have joined this growing number of “Good Life-ites” who grow some (or all) of their own veg in their back garden. Being an ex-city type who had fastidiously avoided getting my hands dirty (in the literal sense) and repelled anything which was “creepy” or “crawly” (no I’m not referring to the lawyers I used to work with), I had only ever thought of the garden as somewhere to enjoy BBQs and a few glasses of wine with friends on summer evenings and fruit and veg…….well that’s something that comes from the supermarket.