Grow your own Fruit    

Over the years life has become easy in that all that most of us have to do to obtain food is to go to a shop and buy it. In recent years however, the subject of food miles has become such a familiar idea that many people are becoming ever more concerned about the cost to the environment of producing our food on a large industrial scale. Many of us understand that to produce the food that we need, does to some degree necessitate the employment of methods which only work economically when producing food for a very large number of people.

These concerns which are just one component of a growing concern for the environment and the planet as a whole have driven a renewed interest in the idea of growing your own food. None of this thinking is of course really new at all. It has been possible to rent an ‘allotment’ from many local authorities for many decades; and indeed was originally an idea promoted by those who long ago saw how society was developing with regard to excess drinking of alcohol and decided to carry out what has become known as ‘social engineering’ and provide a solution.

The idea of the ‘allotment’ was to fundamentally give people something to do during their leisure time which would be good for the ‘character’ and also promote good health and exercise. Nowadays the emphasis has shifted again. Those who grow food do so mostly, it has to be said, for the economic benefits. While it is true to say that many of us are aware of the concept of 'food miles', such matters are less tangible than the more immediate effects of savings for our little domestic economies. These are of course entirely reasonable manifestations of what might according to some, be rather selfish motivations. But it has to be said that it does not really matter why you might want to grow your own food, just do it and enjoy all the benefits of exercise, fresh air, healthy food and savings while gaining satisfaction that you are also doing your bit for the environment. Enjoy.

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Apples     Apricots     Bananas     Blackberries     Blueberries     Cape Gooseberries     Ceylon Gooseberries

Cherries     Citrus     Cornelian Cherries     Cranberries     Crowberries     Currants     Dates     Elderberries

Figs     Gooseberries     Grapes     Guavas     Jujube     Kiwi     Longan     Loquat     Lúcuma     Lychee

Mamoncillo     Mango     Mangosteen     Medlars     Melons     Melon Pear     Mulberries     Papaya

Passion Fruit     Pawpaw     Peaches     Pears     Pineapple     Plums     Pomegranate     Quince     Rambutan

Raspberries     Rhubarb     Sapodilla     Star Fruit     Strawberries     Strawberry Tree     Ugniberry

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