Why You Might want to Grow Edible Stuff
- Food stuff is top of the list in Mazlow’s hierarchy of need.
- ‘Growing your own’ to feed the family has been a priority for centuries.
- Farmers, market gardeners and smallholders all contribute edible stuff as do allotment holders and the majority of gardeners.
- Windowsills, greenhouses, conservatories and sunny sheltered spots can be used to grow tomatoes and salad crops for example.
- Herbs add taste to many dishes and basil, mint, parsley, rosemary and chillies, are all stuff you can grow quite easily.
- Stuff called Curcurbits such as courgettes, squash, pumpkins and cucumbers are comparatively easy to grow with a bit of shelter and warmth.
- Tasty specialties are now more commonplace but Pineapples were grown in special stove houses in the 17th and 18th centuries.
What Other Stuff You Might want to Grow
- Man can’t live by bread alone so aesthetic stuff needs to be grown to feed the inner man.
- Flowers and decorative plants come in all shapes and sizes. Cacti, Holly, Ivy and poinsettia are seasonal stuff you can try.
- Stuff for indoors includes a range of bulbs and windowsill plants. Old Aspidistra and other evergreen leaved plants have a reputation of cleaning the air. A reputation probably earned when we all had coal fires.
- Growing stuff in a formal manner from a large landscape to a small Knot garden can be time consuming but rewarding.
- Organic and environmentally friendly grown stuff has its own reward.
- Forestry, heath and heather, parks and pleasure grounds all serve a visual or emotional purpose.
How to Grow Stuff
You will have guessed it – read the book!