My 3 challenges for January are: 1) plan what veggies I want to plant in the spring and order seeds 2) Change my exercise program so I can continue to workout even when the weather doesn't allow for walking 3) reevaluate my food plan to see what changes I need to make to get the right amount of nutrients.
I managed to get four 4 X 4 boxes set up and planted. I was able to increase salad plants by starting mixed lettuces when I was in North Carolina in October. The weather was cool. I set the seed starter flat outdoors. Brought it inside when frost was predicted and put it back out once the sun was hitting my yard. I also started some lettuce seeds in a $1.00 plastic containers from the dollar tree. I put rocks in the bottom, then organic planting mix. I did the same procedure with this container. I took them all home to Florida. They were ready to transplant into my square foot garden beds. I had extra transplants and put them in other $1 containers. I have been harvesting 4 cups of salad greens every day for the last 2 weeks.
So I'm leaving for NC Tuesday for the holidays. I'm taking the $1 containers with me.
My fiber intake is running 30 - 50 g daily. It's always less on a day I go out to eat with the family.
I've only had to winterize 2 nights so far and I draped plastic sheeting over all the first night. The second night was expected to be below 32 all night, so I covered 2 boxes with tender plants with canvas drop clots over the plastic.
The only plant that wasn't happy was the cucumber, but it produced 4 nice cucumbers and is still alive, putting out blossoms. 2 tomato plants were on the outside where the cucumbers were and they are still going strong.
Not sure what to expect while I'm gone since Mom will be coming to NC, too. My "helper" neighbor across the street will be going away, too. We'll see.
My favorite plants in my garden: 6 foot tall sugar snap peas that keep producing, and red salad bowl. Absolutely beautiful plant and leaves. And both are delicious in a raw salad.
1. stick to my food plan i.e. just vegetables, grass fed meat, organic free range chicken, eggs, some fruit, homemade yogurt - 6 days out of the week and one splurge day. 2. clean up the garden - raised beds and perennials garden 3. prepare the coldframe. I'm want to attempt to grow some vegetables like onions, carrots beets, turnips and greens (?) for "over wintering" to pick in spring or dead of winter. I'll have to look at my 4 Seasons Gardening book for ideas.
1) Clean out garden beds 2) Weight train twice a week 3) Drink 8 glasses of water each day - something I struggle with when the weather gets colder
Edited by: ADAPTABLE_ELLEN at: 10/8/2012 (14:59)
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1) Gardening - plant my garlic, plant my gooseberry bushes, weed & prune, take care of my herbs, fall vegetables, & strawberry plants. I put so much into my garden in the spring and I don't do enough in the fall!
2) Exercising - at least 5 times a week.
3) Eating - make soup from scratch 1-2 times a week. I have so many great barley and vegetable receipes. The prefect food for cool weather and it always tastes better/is healthier when I make it myself!
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My challenges for the month of October 1) Food - No Halloween Candy (eaten. I'll still be giving it out to the kids that come by) 2) Fitness - Exercise at least 5 times a week 3) Gardening - Finish fall planting and cleanup (plant garlic, perennials, and bulbs. Finish preparing new flower bed so it is ready to plant in the spring)
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