I love that idea Spector. Just today I notice a snap pea that had my name on it (figuratively). There were just a few; nowhere near enough for a meal but the taste/flavour was a treat for me.My goal is not necessarily to grow everything I need, but to have something that I can harvest, despite the season. There is something delicious about walking outside and being able to pick a fresh strawberry, or a peach, or a lemon, or a cucumber, etc, no matter what time of year it is. I try, every day, to find something that has ripened and is ready to eat, and whatever it is, it doesn't usually make it back into the house!
I feel that's something every gardner goes throughIs it bad that I am already anxious for next spring? I have some new (to me) varieties of veggies I want to try. I feel like that old ad, where the customers stood outside the closed glass doors, chanting "open, open, open." I suspect I will be starting some seeds inside FAR too early next year!
You are right Martha, it's hard to break the lifelong habit of eating out of the supermarkets or Greengrocers or butchers or where ever it is that we like to shop at and scale back on the quantities that we like to purchase. It CAN be done but no one wants to. No one wants to give up their luxuries, it's understandable, there will be all sorts of reasons or excuses and I'd be just as guilty as the next person for thatThank you for moving the thread.
I'm thinking that growing a completely balanced diet is possible. We haven't been trained to do it 100%-yet I believe it's possible. We are use to buying our junk food goodies, and not SO necessary items-giving up those creature comforts is the real issue for many people. .it's all about training and perspective.