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Some life changes

I have been quiet for a while… but have not gone away 😉

I have moved houses and got a new plot for food growing…. this time much closer to the house which is a real bonus 🙂

Quite challenging at first:

Plot 1

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Food growing – another update

The summer in England has been very unusual this year, with the temperatures reaching numbers haven’t seen for decades. It is all good news for vegetable growing, with a small exception of perhaps lettuces which prefer slightly cooler conditions.

It looks like tomatoes will be ready for picking any day now, there are a lot of courgettes, cucumbers, potatoes, peas and french beans ready to eat! 🙂

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Food growing – update

The weather is not too great lately, just barely warm enough for growing vegetables, so it takes a bit longer, but it’s still a great fun …

I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂

More than a month ago:

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Let’s get growing

Some of you may have noticed that recently the updates on my blog are not as often as they used to be. This is due to the spring (finally) arriving here, in the UK, so I was able to start our vegetable and fruit growing for this year!

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So… where to get our food supplies

One country seems to be off the list immediately. I’m sure most of you have  heard a few horror stories about animal treatment in China, however it doesn’t stop there. It’s the food quality in general and it seems that organic is not much better!

You need to make your own choices, but this article may help you along the way:

‘Organic’ from China exposed: The shocking truth about ‘organic’ foods grown in the world’s worst environmental cesspool

organic labelAnother factor is the questionable morality of big corporations. If you are familiar with so called ‘corporate mentality’ you surely are already avoiding their products. If you are not, however, you may wish to follow this link about the United States’ organic food deception to help you make an informed decision when buying organic from ‘big brands’. Continue reading