Autumn Harvest

Although I have some home-grown food all year round, this month is when things really come to a climax, and I could survive quite well on just my own produce.  I’d miss having oats in my muesli though, and I’d need some nuts and lentils for protein.

I’m currently picking onions, potatoes, beetroot, chard, climbing beans, squash, courgettes, raspberries, apples, plums, sweetcorn, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet peppers, coriander, basil, and aubergines!

Ingredients for a typical home-grown meal this month.

I feel very lucky to have so much home-grown food, and also very lucky not to have to depend on it to survive, as many subsistence growers do in poorer parts of the world.  My mistakes or bad luck don’t matter very much, but theirs can have fatal consequencies.   I give to Traidcraft and Oxfam to help their work with subsistence farmers.

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