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Inspiring article with good links to further info.
It's inspiring to know I could do more with what I have...if I could only overcome my bear-ish instinct to hibernate with the coming of real cold. . I don't know about other southerners, but I'm not set up well for working outside in the temps we've been having. My winter work gear seems inadequate this year. Kay*
Loved this article just as much this time as the first, Gloria.
But the craziness of the weather these days... and my own aging body...keep telling me I need to take a step back and maybe downsize my gardening zeal.
I think a good gardening strategy for severe weather and old age (creak, creak), is to focus on one or two vegetables that you really enjoy but cant get otherwise. For me that's Asian greens. Fresh garlic is easy to have, and almost impossible to find in the store. I snip off the tops all winter.
Another essential for me is fresh ginger root. You can keep it growing in an indoor pot and harvest a fresh root whenever you need it.
A potato barrel is a good way to keep yourself supplied with blue potatoes or Yukon golds or Yukon rose potatoes.
I just had roasted white sweet potatoes for breakfast. It was sooo good. Im looking for some more vegetables to roast. You can make a vegan stock soup out of the left overs. Cheap. Healthy. And good.