Monday, January 28, 2008

100 Foot Challenge: What I hope to grow this year...

The amazing
Dervaes family has put together a challenge I can't refuse. It's called the 100 Foot Diet Challenge.

According to their web site:

"The challenge is simple. Beginning as soon as you can, prepare a meal at least once a week with only homegrown vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, dairy products or meat, using as few store bought ingredients as possible. "

What an awesome idea. I am getting ready to plant some cold weather plants and trying to come up with a plan for future harvests. I made a list of what I would love to grow and eat out of my own garden.

Anise, Apples, Asparagus, Basil, Bay, Beets, Blackberries,
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cat, Mint, Cauliflower, Chamomile, Chard,
Cherries, Chicken- Broilers, Chickens- Layers, Chives, Corn,
Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans,
Honey Bees, Kale, Lavender, Lemon, Lettuce, Lime Mint,
Nectarines, Oca, Olives, Onion, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches,
Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Plums, Potatoes, Pumpkin /Pumpkin Seeds
Rabbits - Eating, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage,
Stevia, Strawberries, Summer, Squash, Sunchokes, Sunflower
Seeds, Tarragon, Thyme, Tomato, Winter Squash, Yacon

I've ordered my seeds and will be buying a fig, orange and persimmon tree this year. My other fruit trees were planted only last year so they are all really small still. I will be getting my Yacon and Oca orders in March or April and I am excited to try growing them.