400 seed libraries help you start growing your own

Testing the Good Life: Continuing our series on becoming self-sufficient one step at a time, we look at one of the best-known features of the lifestyle... growing your own

Total self-sufficiency is unattainable for most; it takes a huge amount of skill, time and energy. However, anyone can move in that direction, even if only slightly, by growing their own herbs and vegetables. 

March is a good time to plant and if you bought seeds or saved some from last year you can get ahead and sow them indoors.

Use yoghurt pots, egg boxes, plant pots or even bags of potting compost (split open with a knife to create planting rows, but not too close to the edges). Green peas, lettuce, and tomatoes are all easy.

Seeds from last year’s crop ...

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