Apparently, there is a shortage of iceberg lettuce and courgettes in the shops – um duh of course there is, it is winter. Seriously people, what happened to eating seasonal, local food?
There are a lot of tasty veggies that are in season right now or that you could be growing in your garden.
I am always surprised that we do have enough fruit and veg in the winter, but we do – it is amazing and largely accidental. This is what I currently have in my garden.
Red cabbage and celeriac
Carrots and beetroot
Self-seeded coriander in the cold frame
Some white sprouting broccoli that will be ready in a week or so
And we have lots of stored potatoes, apples and squash
As well as beans, mangetout, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and various currants in the freezer.
You really don’t need a lot of time (or space) to grow veggies, I work full time at the day job and at weekends I am the shepherd, beekeeper, dog (and goat) trainer, chick-hatcher cheese-maker and chicken killer/butcher here on the smallholding as well as growing all our fruit and veggies. It is amazing what you can do with a few hours a week. Really, if I can do it then anyone can.
Go on grow some food, or buy some from the smallholders, allotment gardeners and small farmers who are growing food near you.
N.B. we have cavolo nero as well, although a blackbird ate the rest of my kale and my purple sprouting broccoli.
N.B. That said I am really looking forward to some courgettes in the next couple of months!