I blame those cooking competitions like Masterchef and the Superfood touts, but suddenly humble vegetables like parsnips cost $ 9.99, the standard price for a lowly cabbage is $5 and even at the height of the season, zucchini sold for $ 7.99. I am not sure what do about the rising price of other staples of the impoverished such as lamb shanks and soup bones (osso bucco) - maybe plant a cow?, but I have begun to garden.
I am now the proud owner of a small plot in a community garden and it is starting to show promise. The broad beans are up, the kale has yielded a few leaves and the broccoli are heading nicely. I have so many seedlings of Broccoli and Silverbeet that I have been giving them away. Even the weeds are good eating and probably add a few much needed vitamins to the winter food supply. And yes, I have planted parsnips.
|Community garden - one of several springing up around Hobart|
|My plot in April - it looks better now. See below|
|Nature Strip Garden|
|Another Footpath Garden|
|Pot and Baskets|
|Lawns be damned and a move towards the vertical|
|Along the fence|
|Saw this lovely set up in a new lifestyle shop recently - has everything you might need to make your own. I almost came out with a couple of bee hives.|
|My patch today|