Second week of Plastic Free July #pfjuk

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Join Plastic Free JulyI swear the Universe is beaming down on my with the winds of good fortune.

If you remember last week, I was feeling a bit of a newbie about taking up my mini Plastic Free July challenge.

I pledged to reduce the amount of plastic packaging I end up with from buying fruits and vegetables.

Well, you’ll never guess what!

My neighbour has gone away and practically BEGGED me to help myself to food from his garden so nothing runs to seed…

How cool is that?

Last week I was feeling pleased with my purchases but knew that foods I already had in store, such as broad beans and beetroot would soon be running out.

I was concerned about where I would be able to buy them sans plastic.

And now I know!

All I have to do is hop over the fence where I’ve found broad beans, dwarf beans, carrots, peas, beetroot, cabbages and onions.

Woohoo!

So here’s my plastic free food for the week:

fresh vegetables in allotment

I’d love to hear how you are getting on with plastic free July in the comments below!

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    That’s awesome! I wish we had time to start a real garden, your neighbor’s garden is beautiful!

  2. lizard100 says:

    Brilliant! Does it make your fingers green and tingly ?

  3. Anthony Orenstien says:

    That picture of the garden makes me a little bit envious as here in Maine, the summer has been so cold that nobody’s garden is doing very good.

  4. Wow! That is so great! What a beautiful garden…enjoy! : )

  5. smallftprints says:

    OMGoodness … you lead a charmed life, Mrs. Green! That garden is to die for … I’d be out there grazing! Well good on you! 🙂 I’m trying to find bulk lentils this week. I hate the plastic bags which most stores carry but, amazingly, I’m finding it a bit difficult to find them in bulk or packaged in paper. Go figure! So I’m searching!

  6. july is an easy month for me, it is a use-it-up period when the freezer needs to be emptied and turned over; meaning defrosted and inventoried for the sake of taste and surprise. as the garden is bolting after each of our rain events, we are throwing romaine lettuce spikes to the family soup pot, stir frying leaves with herbs and olive oil.. so much bounty keeps me away from the stores and scrambling for ways to dry squash and baby pumpkins for chips to dip later..so. i personally have not felt like buying any of those over-packaged products. do have a wonderful romp in that garden of common good, dear mentor and friend afar!

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