Photos of food - can you guess what they have in common?
Photo number one photo is of a bowl of freshly picked salad leaves.
No doubt you will have known from the start that they are all home grown.
The other things that are not so obvious are
- None of them come with a use by date.
- None of them came in a package of any sort.
- None of them clocked up any land or air miles to reach our plates.
- None of the bits that could not be eaten went to landfill - we composted the leaves of the rhubarb. The guinea pig ate the carrot tops but they could have been composted if not.
- No chemicals or sprays were used in growing any of the food in this posting.
- I like taking photos of the things that we grow.
That is it really the gardeners and own food growers will know all of that already but maybe it is time to reach out and try to stop so much good food going to landfill just because it is not all a uniform shape, colour or size.
A Border spade is the type that I use for digging on the vegetable plot as it is smaller than a normal garden spade. I need a smaller spade like this, as a traditional spade is too large and heavy for me to be able to work with on the allotment or in the garden.