As I look at my chitting potatoes today, I can't help but wonder at the lives of those in past generations who depended almost entirely on this crop for their food source - and the risk of such reliance on that one food crop.
I feel privileged to have such an abundance of food to choose from today, such variety of healthy crops that have been developed (from their wild counterparts) to be bountiful, nutritious, delicious, beautiful .. and self sustaining (i.e. real, non hybrid, seeds that we can save and grow on ourselves).
Thank goodness for all those salads, legumes, brassicas, seeds, herbs and grains that I love to sow, grow, admire and eat - their diversity of colour, shape, flavour and habit. I love that diversity.
'This is on my mind' is a Friday theme from Rhonda Jean at Down to Earth .. what's on YOUR mind this Friday?