Is anyone doing this? I can think of a lot of reasons I want to move in this direction:
The high price and lack of true freshness of store-bought greens
The lack of variety in stores (some better than others but none truly expansive)
The time involved to clean them if you buy them unpackaged or the waste of the plastic packaging if you buy them packaged
The space they take up in the refrigerator ...
I haven't tried growing my own food since I lack all knowledge about how to do it, I have some physical limitations making growing anything in the ground or down low a problem, I live in the desert where I've had the impression the sun would just fry the food, and I often think the cost of setup would probably be greater than the cost of buying at the store. Yet people do grow food here, so I've little excuse not to learn more ...
Today at the farmer's market, after being reassured that the eastern exposure out my kitchen door is perfect for growing greens where I live, I bought a plastic planter already planted with a number of different salad greens. I set it out in the sun on a table, gave them some water, and then made a wonderful salad! More stems than usual (so probably more fiber), flavors I don't even recognize, and just plain fresh fresh fresh and yummy, no packaging, no cleaning ...
To use today's lingo, I'd definately call this upgrading my salad.
This was a splurge to get me started and wet my appetite. I can see making more of these planters while starting with heirloom seeds for the best cost savings, and definitely do an herb version.
Would love to hear others' home grown food stories. What do you like that fits with your apoe4 lifestyle (as you define it) and grows in your region? What problems have you successfully solved?
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.