For home-grown treats, plant fruit trees

Once established, a few trees will keep your fruit bowl full for years

Growing your own is often touted as a quick, cheap and easy route to self-sufficiency, but even as someone who makes their living helping people do it, I have to tell you that it is really none of those things. But the good news is that the incredible flavours, enormous range of varieties, fresh air, exercise and sheer joy of the process more than make up for the considerable investment in time, effort and cash that it requires to grow food for yourself.

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