Have you ever read the book, Bootlace Soup by Anthony Holcroft? It was one of my favourites as a child.
A tired and hungry hunter comes out of the bush one evening and asks an old couple for a meal. They say they have no food in the house. That’s fine, says the hunter. He pulls out one of his bootlaces and tells the couple this will make a delicious soup. All it needs is an onion. They get the onion. Oh and a potato. They get the potato. Oh and a pinch of salt- and so forth.
In the end the ‘bootlace’ produces a delicious soup when the old couple had initially thought they had no food.
What’s the point of me telling you this story? Well it’s sort of what I base my vegetable gardening on. Even if the cupboards are bare and I can’t get to the shops, I can always get enough from my garden to make a ‘bootlace’ soup.
Minus the bootlace.
It’s pretty cool to be self sustainable like that, even if it’s just the basics. You can make a good soup with pretty much any garden greens so there’s nothing specific you need to plant.
I think it’s a cool little message to keep in the back of your mind- always have a soup growing in your garden. ❤️