Why I Grow My Own Vegetables

Paola Bassanese
4 min readJun 25, 2021

I started growing my own vegetables a whole year before the Covid-19 pandemic, well before it was fashionable.

I moved from London to Ireland (because of Brexit) and found a house with a garden, as this was my plan all along. I knew immediately that I wanted to put the garden to good use: it wouldn’t be a decorative garden but it had to earn its place in the world and produce me some produce.

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Paola Bassanese

Author and freelance writer. I work with clients to create engaging communications. Keen forager and on a mission to have a low carbon footprint