As part of my new ‘fun’ environmental project, I take on a planet friendly food project each week, and this week it was gardening. I didn’t like it.
I liked going to the garden centre and picking a fascinating array of plants and herbs (rainbow beets and carrots!), that I could do with bells on. But the planting stuff. Boring!
Poor Jamie did most of the work. My heart was not in it. I grumpily and half heartedly potted some carrot and beet ‘plugs’ (seedlings with roots), courgettes and herbs. But Jamie really did the graft.
I liked watering, that was fun. But I was happiest when it was finished and I could go in the kitchen and bake a cake!
However, I am expecting to be thoroughly enthusiastic about the progress of the seedlings and obviously the finished product.
I suspect my other ‘green’ food challenges in the coming weeks, will be more up my street, and you will see the return of enthusiastic Katya.
On thursday I receive a Riverford veggie box, so that’s the next project. Cooking for a week with a veg box which is environmentally friendly because there’s less packaging, less travel involved (most of the produce is from a farm in Yorkshire) and it’s all seasonal.
See you next week for an update.