I have joined this 4 Season Challenge & the Seed to Seed Challenge over at One Green Generation.
The 4 Season Garden challenge is to obviously garden in all 4 seasons - Now the winter is going to be a challenge for me (and perhaps some of you as well) but it's something I've been thinking about and wondering how to make it work on a budget. Now there's a challenge! With all the snow we still have (I actually can see 1 corner of one of my raised beds), growing things under lights in my basement is looking good!
2 - Grow something new each season and grow it from SEED! I'm growing a bunch of new things this year and all from seed. In the spring, I have new lettuce varieties and broccoli. In the summer, I have corn and potatoes along with new varieties of pole beans, bush beans, cukes, tomatoes and carrots. For the fall, I was planning on growing what I did in the spring but perhaps I can kick it up a notch by adding something. Oh the possibilities!!
3 - Spread the word! Blog about what your doing, tell people about what your doing, or go to the website and comment about what you're doing. Encourage 3 others to start gardening!! I know I've already encourage my bestest friend who lives in Texas to encourage his soon to be fiance who has been wanting to grow a garden. She just planted her first strawberry plants today! :)
An optional challenge is if you can't grow it, buy it from a local farmer. I definitely plan on doing that this year. I have to learn about preserving veggies (freezing/canning) since there's not much available in the winter and I don't know of any local farmers that are even open to the public right now.