Growing your own ingredients, is a really resourceful practise, and is really rewarding. If you’re new to the growing game, try your hand at a few simple grow-your-own veggies, like salad crops. Planting fruit trees will provide you with free, organic fruit, whilst the tree absorbs CO2 as it grows. For example, Malus domestica (apple tree) are easy to grow and are fully hardy, preferring a sheltered position in full sun to grow.
Grow herbs such as basil and thyme on your windowsill, strawberries are perfect to grow in window boxes and tomatoes growing in hanging baskets will kick start your own micro-garden. This is also a great activity for the kids to get involved in, there’s nothing more exciting that seeing the seed that you planted sprouting, and eventually being able to eat it!