Su Ba wrote:While I wish to grow most of my own food and plants, there are times where I can't or choose not to. I was chatting the other day with a person who was adamant that everyone should grow their own.
One reason I don't grow my own blueberries or walnuts is simply that I'm in the wrong climate zone.
Everyone should? No. "Everyone should" mind their own business, and not be telling other folks what they need to do. Advise and ideas, great, Pressure to conform to someone else's ideal?, No.
What you grow, and how much is no ones' business but yours. Me? I grow a lot of my own fruits, nuts and vegetables because I want to. I would never dream of telling others that my way is the only way. We all have different needs, wants and capabilities.
I believe in societal rules for health and safety, but there is no way I'm going to let someone tell me what I should and shouldn't be growing in my yard (OK, so yeah, I listen to the Ag Dept, and don't grow invasives/disease carriers, but ya know, that health and safety thing...).