Not enough can be said in favour of having a go at growing your own food yourself.
For the simplest way to start, you need one reasonably large container, good potting compost and to buy a one or two small vegetable plants from your local garden centre. Plant it up and take good care of it!
Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot more anyone can do as a first attempt, but many a first time gardener may risk missing the point entirely by starting too big, being intimidated or discouraged by the variety and apparent quality of veggies in supermarkets or not being consistent in caring for plants once the excitement of the ‘new project’ had worn off. As a result I’ve seen too many significantly good crops going to waste.
Happy plants are well watered and cared for on a daily basis, especially during hot spells. Watching with childlike expectation as your plant grow and develop day by day until a flower magically appears then turning into a tiny little fruit waiting patiently until it ripens and then to savour the moment you would take the first bite into you very own home grown tomato, or whatever you chose to get. Isn’t this what it is all about?
I guess my message today is: rather not bite of more than you can chew and chewing should mean in this case to really open your eyes to the tiny little miracles constantly taking place in nature all around you. Because let’s face it: One home grown tomato in the hand is better than a thousand on the shelf!