{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 3

This month I am participating
in the nester’s {31 Days} challenge.  My topic for the month is Back to
Basics.  If you would like to follow along you can find all of my posts here.
If you are interested in eating local food, the best place
to start really is at your own home.  This
does not mean that you have to farm several acres of land and have all the
animals, although if you have the space and want to do it, go for it!
Growing your own can be a lot of different things.  If you have a brown thumb, maybe you should
start with some herbs in a sunny window. 
Granted, it will not be a huge intake of food, but herbs are a delicious
addition to any meal, and they are easy to grow no matter where you are.   

If you have a bit more space, but are still nervous about
starting your own garden, I would definitely recommend earth boxes.  All you need to do is buy some good quality
soil and the earth box which comes with the amendments you need for the soil,
and then you plant some vegetables.  Of
course at this point in the year, at least here in Maine, planting is not
happening.  But, it is never too early to
start planning for next year!  The first
seed catalogs start coming out at the end of December.
If you are still concerned about taking care of plants,
maybe you could try animals instead. 
There are a lot of different animals people keep in small spaces.  You can keep chickens for eggs or meat, rabbits
for meat, and even miniature goats – which are around the same size as a medium
dog.  Bantam chickens and quail are both
small and many people in smaller homes and apartments keep them.

But if you have a lot of space, I definitely recommend digging
up your yard and starting to grow food in the square foot garden method.  It does not take a lot of space to get a
large amount of food.  And if you are
able to eat a lot of out your own yard, local eating becomes a lot easier.

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  1. I had raised beds last year but I changed for pots BIG black pots. I love garden fresh produce, grow herbs lettuce tomatoes, peppers, yautia(tuber). Papaya, bananas pumpkins avocados and mangos all scattered around, in my acre lot.

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