Dayna Williams wrote:Eeek, I'm so excited to see that your book is out, Erica...I'm a big fan of your blog. So, this question is coming from a relative newbie who grew up eating absolutely everything from Safeway grocery stores.
If you were just starting out (or if you could go back and redo), what would you focus on growing or producing first? I feel like a lot of people in the like...30 and under crowd grew up cooking Hot Pockets in the microwave and find the thought self-sufficiency to be completely overwhelming. So, if you were going to break it down into baby steps, what would you recommend starting with for people who want to change their lifestyle to be more sustainable?
If my goal were to maximize the dollar per square foot equivalency of my garden...
...my own tomatoes, so I focused on that. But, really, mine taste about the same as
the ones I buy at the store, and we always prepare them with strong-flavored seasonings
anyway, so it might not be worth the caging hassle and long growing season next year.