I have a small box of organic vegetables delivered once a fortnight. It’s an expensive way to buy veg, but it’s a principle thing – I’d buy more if I could afford it, not only for the organic principle, but to ensure the grower gets a fair price for his produce. The most noticeable difference in taste is carrots … shop bought, mass produce carrots are so tasteless by comparison. (And carrots are really difficult to grow in our garden as it’s so dry.)

We always have potatoes – more than enough for one meal, never quite enough for two – and carrots and onions. This week we also had: beans, lettuce, turnips, celery and baby plum tomatoes which were delicious!