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9 Responses to New Year, New Food

  1. Jenn @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    I love garden planning, but I have to admit that I’m so jealous of your climate. I’d love to have a peach tree here in Wisconsin.

    I’ve had a really hard time with my raspberry bushes, which is frustrating because I know raspberries can grow in the wild pretty easily. I’ll have to try golden raspberries. I’m not familiar with that variety but they sound fantastic.

    This year I’m going to try a few new things as well: pumpkins, a few more varieties of squash, and grapes.

    Good luck on your gardening!

  2. Luschka  

    Argh! I wrote about Kale a few days ago. I just can’t get the stuff to taste even half decent. Will have a look at the Kale chips link! Thanks!

  3. Lauren  

    You have great ideas. I didn’t know about all the varieties you posted.

    I am so inspired to start my garden planning! It’s about all there is to do in January, right? 🙂

  4. Angela


    I didn’t see what the author’s climate is, but we are in Michigan and peaches are very abundant here. I am almost certain you could grow peaches there in WI.

  5. Lauren

    Wow, this is great! I love garden planning time, too, even though we rent so we only have a small raised garden. I so wish we could grow berries and fruit trees like you’re planning but they don’t grow very well in our local climate (very hot, short growing season). On kale, I ate a lot of it while pregnant with my first and we usually sautéed it with onions and garlic – so delish! The trick is to get the cook time just right. Check out Chef Alton Brown’s tips for both this and Brussels sprouts; you will not be sorry!

  6. Abbie

    We’re in CT, zone 6. I should have included that! Miller Nurseries in upstate NY has great varieties that can withstand long, cold winters. Check out their website!

  7. Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry  

    This is so great, and so inspiring! I cant wait to hear all about your chickens!

  8. Jess

    We have a small garden out back and I was pregnant last spring and summer so I didn’t really feel like being out in the heat to bend and weed. This year I’m so excited to plant out garden with my little girl! I’m thinking ‘ baby food garden’ with peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkins and sotYme other things. I can’t wait until she’s older and we can do themes: salad garden, pizza garden, fairy garden and so on! Hopefully my catalogs will arrive soon so I can join you in catalog bliss!

    We have plans to plant fruit trees and a berry/bramble patch as well. And I’ve been bugging my hubs to check our zoning laws in chickens because I’ve always wanted to have a small flock. I’m excited to watch my yard flourish and grow with healthy, good things to eat that I can cook and bake with as well as preserve (I love those old-timey traditions). It’ll be a great lesson for my daughter! Homesteadin’ in the city!

  9. Danielle Davis/Grady

    This is great! Thank you so much for posting!