SLOWLY BUT SURELY … KINDA, SORTA

Some new updates to the journal today. Scroll down to the bottom of this blog to check it out. I need to implement some css styling (To P~ , I’ll be sending you an email soon regarding this! I haven’t forgotten!) and make it pretty, but it’s functioning.

Other new features will come in the next week or so… or month…

In the meantime, 100footdiet.org is revving up for a first-day-of-spring launch. I think it’s going to be pretty cool, but maybe I am biased. Those who are already partaking of the 100 foot diet / Victory Garden challenge, look for a personal email invite in the next couple of weeks to join in on this blogging community. If you already have a blog, all you’ll need to do is create your portal, input your blog feed and posts tagged with “100 foot diet” or “victory garden” will automatically feed into your 100 foot diet blog.

One of the main of goals of this new website is to bring people together in regional groups. By this, we hope that finding your nearest neighbor who is growing his or her own food will generate inspiration and encouragement for you. You both have the same growing zones/weather, etc… and perhaps, the sharing of overly abundant produce will begin to happen.

I hope you will join us on this new community and make it a success!

Peace,

Jordanne

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  1. P~ says:

    Jordanne,
    Funny, I was just about to email you about that. Good timing, I’m really excited about what your plans are for the 100 ft diet site. I’ve been toying around with the same kind of idea. I thought that it may be interesting to find like minded families in our local neighborhood that grow food or are planning to raise chickens, and build a sort of network to help each other. Great minds really must think alike. (Big Smile)
    P~

  2. LaVonne says:

    Well, my 100-foot diet consists only of a few herbs at this point, but I’ll soon have a small cut-and-come-again salad bar on my balcony. That’s something, I guess.

    I’ve got a couple of links for you concerning Colony Collapse Disorder:

    Some upset beehive destroyed, not moved

    More Bee Colonies Crashing Than Ever Before

  3. Frugal in Mexico says:

    I don’t have a blog but will be reading the others as usual. Today I picked my first zucchini,have radishes,lettuce,radish seedpods,basil,lemon verbena,lemongrass,& have picked green pole beans twice. One cucumber plant has climbed to six feet & has some cukes on it. Tomato plants have tiny baby tomatoes. A possum is eating my New Zealand spinach & my kohlrabi so I cover them at night with wooden boxes. My califlower hasn’t been found by the possum. My beets & Swiss chard are ready to eat. I also have rosemary & mint. A wind took down two banana trees yesterday. One stalk was mature & I counted 218 bananas today when we hung them. I eat daily from my garden. I also have large Mango trees & a papaya tree. F.

  4. Anais says:

    LaVonne

    Thanks for the links.

    You’ll have to check out this PTF reader’s site. He’s transformed his aparment into an edible oasis – growing much of his own food!

    http://www.cantinhoverde.blogspot.com

    What and inspiration for apartment dwellers!

    Anais

  5. Anais says:

    Greetings Frugal in Mexico

    Nice to hear once again from you. Thanks for commenting and sharing all the wonderful homegrown goodies you are growing and eating. Your garden sounds wonderful!

    Such yummy tropical delights!

    Our gauvas are ripening and there’s a small cluster of bananas from one of our bananas. We just bought a mango, so it will be a few years till we get fruit.

    Thanks for sharing. We love hearing what our readers are growing.

    Dig for victory!
    Anais

  6. Eric says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for spring to come. I’ve been wanting to expand my gardening hobby (hobby = sporadic and unorganized) into something more productive and I’m looking forward to participating in my own way in the 100-foot diet. I’m really looking forward to the feature in the website that allows you to network with other 100-footers in your area. Keep up the good work over there and I’ll try to contain my jealousy when I see the beautiful pictures of blooming fruit trees and hear about your warm weather. Spring will be here soon enough (I keep telling myself this).

  7. Jennifer says:

    Jordanne / Anais

    I love the idea of joining people together by regions. What about other countries? I live in England. There must be plenty of others in the UK that could be worth binding together as well? Even if just to chat about weather conditions and planting etc?

    Just a thought. Sorry if this has already ‘been done’.

    Jennifer

  8. Joy says:

    I’ve been gardening for years with my husband. There is nothing like going out your back door and picking your supper!! We grow heirloom tomatoes (Brandywine’s are my favorite), peppers, potatoes, winter squash, summer squash, tons of garlic, many, many onions . . . lots and lots of salad greens . . . you name it, we probably are growing it!! We live in Des Moines, Iowa so we do alot of freezing, canning & drying for the winter months.

    To everyone that is just starting out – you will loose crops, you will fail at some things – but you will learn from your mistakes and remember, next year, or next week, you will be able to produce more of your own food and live much healthier than you ever imagined!

    BTW, Jordanne – I love your animals, especially the goats – what cuties!! I have a Yorkie that would probably love a couple playmates like them!!

  9. Erik in Minnesota says:

    I’ve decided that this is the year for me to start gardening. It’s always seemed like such a huge project, with so much to learn, but things are going really well. It’s been really dry spring so everything was struggling for a while, but we’ve been blessed with some rain as of late. My radishes are coming up and the peas are blossoming like wildfire. The greens(kale, chard, spinach, asian mix, etc.) are ready to start harvesting. i can hardly keep up with the tomatoes. my new chickens and ducks are getting huge and i think it’s going to be time to kill one soon. I’m not looking forward to it, but he’s gotten old enough to start crowing really loud. it’s not legal for me to have them here in the city and i can’t bear to keep him cooped up in the coop all day.
    I saw Homegrown last week. I was totally inspired. I know I can’t ever grow a garden like yours because of how short our growing season is up here, but i have hope for what can be accomplished. I’m even considering investing in a hoop house so i can extend my season. I’m not sure about setting myself up here too permanently because my plan is to get some land up north and homestead that in the next five years(fingers-crossed).
    I know i won’t be able to get all my food from within 100 feet, but i’ve got a good start and from here on out it’ll only get better. now i just have to learn to cook.

    keep up the amazing work
    Erik

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