I’m so proud of myself.
I was making my vegan sausage rolls the other day and realised that I was out of parsley.
So I took courage in hand and harvested my very own, very first crop of homegrown parsley.
I grew these babies from seed, and I have about six pots of them sitting in the sun along my driveway.
I was so reluctant to harvest them, “because they took so much to grow”, but in truth, after I got the seedlings going, I just had to remember to water them now and then.
And actually, now that I think about it, it was a lot easier than I expected to grow my own parsley.
So I’m really glad that I had the perfect excuse to force me to harvest it. I chopped all the mature leaves off all six pots, and it gave me just enough for one batch of vegan sausage rolls.
And what do you know? Having harvested my precious crop of homegrown parsley, they’re now growing more! So harvesting it actually helped.
So I learnt a few valuable things from this:
- Growing your own food is always not as hard as it seems
- If you’re going to grow your own food, you need to take courage in hand and actually use it!
- Using your own food in cooking is SO exciting, that it’s worth it just for the buzz
I love the approach that Kemi Nekvapil from Kemi’s Raw Kitchen takes – plant something, and if it dies, plant something else! I think I’m going to practice this idea a bit more.
So what food do you love to grow for yourself? And have you found the courage to actually cook with it?