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16 November 2011

Grow your own

Eating food farmed locally reduces environmental impacts, and it doesn't get more local or fresher than home-grown. Anyone with a pot in a sunny spot can grow herbs and vegetables.

Eating food farmed locally reduces environmental impacts, and it doesn't get more local or fresher than growing your own at home.

As for vegetables, nearly all can be grown successfully in containers.Try several: spring onions, mustard greens and dwarf tomatoes, for example. See which thrive and which fail in the specific microclimate of your balcony or windowsill. Don't eat your crops too energetically at first -- give them a chance to get established and then nibble from alternate plants.

 
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