Sustainable Food: Easy Grow Vegetables and Fruit

18 Feb

Some vegetables and fruit are so very easy to grow it seems ridiculous not to do so!


1. Chard. Simple to start from seed. Full of vitamins and minerals. Cut and come again…it just keeps giving!

This Ruby Chard has grown in the tunnel and given successive crops since last summer!

2. Parsley. In this case, curly parsley, but in fact any variety is great to grow, providing endless supplies of vitamin C and Iron for a healthy diet, as well as being simple to grow. parsley will grow for 2 years easily before it dies back!

Another great Chard is this beautiful yellow variety, bringing colour and taste to the table!

3. Purple-sprouting Broccoli.

These pics were snapped today in the tunnel, so you can see how far advanced this great vegetable is…ready to harvest in January.

The joy of these vegetables and herbs I have here is that they have all self-seeded, in true permaculture fashion! Again, one of the benefits of cold-composting, allowing seeds to survive and continue on their merry way!

4. Mizuna. The great little winter salad crop…cut and come again!

These are just some of the crops in the tunnel today.

Bealtaine Cottage Apple tree

Apple, if you have space for a tree, are very easy to grow…what would life be like without the Apple Pie?

Bealtaine Cottage Pumpkins

Pumpkins in a sunny spot will provide you with easy to store and save fruit.

Bealtaine Cottage rhubarb

Rhubarb is another plant that just keeps giving and all one has to do is to manure it well once a year!

Bealtaine Cottage Blackcurrants

I grow masses of Blackcurrants here at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture gardens and they are incredibly easy.

“Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.”
― Thomas Jefferson

2 Responses to “Sustainable Food: Easy Grow Vegetables and Fruit”

  1. cequin February 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Colette ,if I may offer a suggestion…these beautiful, brightly coloured pictures of your vegetables and fruit would look great on cards or as framed pictures, especially for hanging in a kitchen. The red and yellow chard ones are fabulous!
    *****************************************************
    Great idea, Christine…I shall look into that…I’m slowly building up a shop.
    Bright Blessings,
    Colx

  2. nofanycatskillhudson February 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Reblogged this on NOFA-NY Catskill/Hudson Region.

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