With the rising cost of food and all the food shortages rumored to be happening all over the world it seemed like a good year to grow as much of our own food as possible. Besides you do not know what you are getting in the grocery store these days anyway. We try to buy as much organic as possible but living in a small town that's not always an option. Putting in even a small garden is lot of work. We have so far planted: several varieties of lettuce, squash, 56 green bean plants, potatoes, carrots, radishes, watermelons, a couple different types of peas, onions, more garlic, turnips, jalapeno peppers, broccoli and roma tomatoes. We started all the crops from organic heirloom seeds. The majority of the veggies are planted in a small garden in our backyard. We used some large flower boxes in our front yard for the green beans and the broccoli. We also have several red raspberry bushes we transplanted last year and a couple dozen strawberry plants. Mandi and I both really enjoy growing our own food. Hopefully all the hard work goes along way to sustaining us later in the summer.