I've been veggie since I was 8 years old, since I figured out where meat came from it never felt right for me to eat it. And even though I was young I knew exactly what I wanted to do and that was choose a life of vegetarianism. I'm not going to lye my Dad was not happy with my decision at the time after all I was only 8. He thought it was just a phase and would pass with time. Now over 20 years later its part of who I am, I don't think about it and although its not for everyone I believe its a healthier lifestyle. And my Dad he turned a complete 360 and is proud that I have stuck to my beliefs.
Its much more accepted and easier these days than 20 years ago. At school when I told them I was veggie they would hand me a plate full of fish.. Now in shops you can find shelves full of meat free alternatives and whole sections on restaurant menus dedicated to that of a vegetarian lifestyle.
I've always liked to know where my food comes from, what it's made of and what impact it has on the environment. I try to source as much as I can locally and show my support by buying from small independent business but getting everything you need can be hard. As a result I decided to grow my own, well as much as I could in my small yarden.
I started a few years ago with herbs such as thyme and rosemary then I began to get more pots to fill with seeds and bulbs. My small yard is now full to the brim and this year I had a fantastic crop of salad leaves, tomatoes, peas, garlic, spring onions, chillies and much more. Its so rewarding and exciting to watch them grow and they taste delicious!
Do any of you guys grow your own? any advice or tips would be much appreciated!