The above mint plant was planted in a bag of potting mix more than two years ago. It's still thriving despite neglect. Admittedly - it's probably near impossible to kill mint - but I'm pleased that the five minute instant raised vegetable garden has lasted so long.
This garden reminds me that growing food doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming.
I'm planning the food garden at our little farm and am approaching growing our food one step at a time.
We'll be living there full-time by the end of the year and I want to be harvesting at least some of our vegetables by then.
First I'll start a few wicking pots of Silverbeet now so that they will be ready to harvest by the end of the year. I'm going to use both commercial pots and DIY self-watering pots. I'll also grow sprouts on the kitchen bench. Between silverbeet and sprouts, at least we'll have our green vegetables covered.
I'll then have to tackle our water supply before we can grow much more. Our two small dams are already almost empty and the small tank on our shed will hardly supply all our needs. I'm starting to realise just how much easier growing our food was in the city - despite the lead contamination.
Have you resisted growing your own food because it seems too difficult or time consuming? Have you thought about tackling it one vegetable at a time?