Let’s face it,we live in a society where people had to rush into things everyday of their lives,specially the ones who had to work to put food on the table & pay for the basics,even the unexpected things in life.
Prices of basic commodities are rising,no doubt about it.Everybody around the world can feel it,even in a so called developed country like Australia.
And even with the authorities trying their very best to assure the Australian public that they’ll get value for money even if there’s a raise in the prices of food,still some establishments were selling inferior stuff imported from China,raising doubts as to the freshness & quality of the food we buy at the big supermarkets,specially when it comes to fruits & vegetables.
Which brings this thought to some people’s minds here(including me):why not start to plant fruits & vegetables right in our own backyard?
That i actually did.I started with buying a small pot of jalapeno chilli & celery plant & some of the potatoes that we bought & had actually sprouted after about a week or so of stocking them in our pantry.Then there’s the roots from the shallots i used one time for our soup & some capsicum seeds that i left to dry on top of our sink.Now everything i mentioned here were growing,not yet ready to be harvested but seeing them grow everyday makes us look forward to finally being able to eat something fresh,would cost us nothing & most of all,home-grown,where we ourselves can see & look after its quality,freshness & availability when needed.Even our two sons were helping us water them.
Now i planted some more seedlings & hope they’ll grow soon.
Backyard planting,so i have been told,was actually encouraged by the Brisbane City Council.But most of the people i see here didn’t seem to need further motivation from the City government as they’re more than willing to do it so.
And most of them do reap & enjoy the benefits,both literally & figuratively.
Well no one can blame them for not only will there be ready-to-prepare veggies available just around your house,you can also get the family involved in taking care of the garden as well.Plus,at least for some of the elder people living on their own,this is one good hobby that they can do & spend time with.And with fresh veges & fruits at your home,no matter how limited the quantity may be,you need not to wrestle with cheap greenies & crispies whose quality you can’t be so sure of.You also had the choice of growing your vegetables the organic or common(pesticides etc) way.
So if you’re convinced enough that a little bit of vegetable planting can be squeezed into your rushed time & limited backyard then now is the time to do so.Believe me,it will make a difference not only with the way you’ll enjoy your veges but it can do a lot to your general well being as well & that of your family.