July Challenge Update

With the end of July right around the corner (can you believe it!), I’m taking some time to update how I’ve been doing with my gardening challenges.

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  • succession lettuce 


  • lettuce, scallions, dill, parsley, chives, sage, thyme, snap peas, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes 
  • wild wineberries


  • frozen: peas, carrots

Reduce Waste:

  • continue to carry water bottle, reusable bags, reusable containers, cloth napkins, etc.
  • compost

Preparation and Storage:

  • planning the fall garden
  • stored potatoes

Build Community Food Systems:

  • watched and reviewed Food, Inc.
  • visit local farmers’ markets
  • of course, visit my family’s farm market for anything I can
  • Ed continues to help at his brother’s aquaculture business

Eat the Food:

How’s your garden growing?



Filed under Food, Gardening, Home, Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture, Sustainable Living

2 responses to “July Challenge Update

  1. *aja

    Wow! Go you! Are you really harvesting tomatoes? Ours look so very sad.

    Thanks for the reply about the hay – the Dudley farm may indeed have some hay, though maybe not enough. I have a few leads though, I am happy to buy it from somewhere and then donate it back too!

  2. WOW! You’re way too impressive to me!!!!

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