The 10m Diet – An Update, and a Plea for Your Photos!

So, I have things that grow on my windowsill:

Arugula week 1

It’s been a full week since I began my personal 10m diet – a plan to grow things in my apartment, and then eat them like a cannibalistic mother tending to its spider pups (I’m even confused by this ridiculous metaphor). The arugula is looking much better than when I first planted it last week (link here) – although, I think it is supposed to look like a weed. Two side branches have spawned from the main root, and I’ve already picked a half dozen of the long, scraggly leaves for consumption. The chicory is doing amazing, and looks like lettuce; I’ve already eaten 12 large leaves of it, with plenty more soon to be picked:

chicory week 1

I haven’t mustered the gumption to even try the radicchio, perhaps because the word itself sounds close to “radish”, or perhaps because it looks like a under-ripened fruit-flower of sorts:

Radicchio week 1

Anyways, it sounds like a number of you have taken similar steps towards obtaining a more sustainable source of food stuffs. So, why not make an event of it?

Send photos of your own 10m diet gardens into me as they sprout, and I will post them as the group grows large enough (email me here); include your name (or some crafty, garden related pseudonym), and what exactly it is we’re supposed to be seeing (for all you non-green thumbs, including myself).

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: